Investigators suspect faulty pipe in B.C. farm deaths
- By JUSTINE HUNTER, Globe and Mail, Canada
When two workers at a Langley, B.C., mushroom farm failed to emerge from a small, below-ground pump house on Friday, their co-workers followed human nature instead of safety protocols.
One by one, four men followed their co-workers at Farmers' Fresh Mushrooms Inc. into the pit in a dangerous bid to save their colleagues.
The industrial accident left three dead while two others remained in critical condition Sunday. A sixth man was released from hospital on Saturday.