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UPDATE: Highway 672 under construction at time of fatal rollover

UPDATE: The men were employees of Lafarge Paving. The company has released this statement:

“There was a fatal accident involving two of our employees doing paving work in the Grande Prairie area [on Monday]. Details are not clear at this time. We are cooperating fully with authorities in their investigation. We are in shock and are extremely concerned about the impact to these individuals’ family and friends.”

The section of Highway 672 where two men were killed Monday morning was under construction at the time. According to 511 Alberta, paving work started last Wednesday between Secondary Highway 724 and Highway 2 and traffic was reduced to one lane with no centre line and a pavement drop off.

Police were called to the scene at Range Road 81 around 11:20 a.m. When they arrived, they found a large asphalt reclaiming machine on its roof in the south ditch. The two men inside were declared dead at the scene but their names have not been released.

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An RCMP investigation into the cause of the rollover is underway with Alberta Occupational Health and Safety. Emerson Trail remains closed.

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