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Man who died in Montreal’s ferris wheel accident was civil engineering student

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December 30, 2021
By The Canadian Press

Health & Safety fatality Ferris Wheel Quebec

MONTREAL — The 22-year-old man who died following a Christmas Day accident at the ferris wheel in Montreal’s Old Port is being remembered as a helpful person.

Polytechnique University and Montreal’s La Grande Roue both identified the employee as Riley Valcin.

The management of the ferris wheel says in a statement that it is “heartbroken” over the death, which happened following a workplace accident.

They described the 22-year-old as a positive person who was among the tourist attraction’s most senior and respected employees.

Polytechnique University identified Valcin as a civil engineering student and offered condolences to his family and friends.


Quebec’s workplace safety board is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.


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