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Fernie honours victims of fatal ammonia leak
Published Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:06AM MST
Last Updated Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:27PM MST
Hundreds of people gathered at the Fernie Secondary School fields on Sunday afternoon to pay their respects to the three men who lost their lives in mid-October while attempting to make repairs at the Fernie Memorial Arena.
Sunday’s community memorial ceremony honoured 59-year-old Wayne Allan Hornquist of Fernie, 52-year-old Lloyd Stewart Smith of Fernie and 46-year-old Jason Donovan Podloski of Turner Valley, Alberta.
The three workers were killed on October 17 when a deadly anhydrous ammonia leak sprung from the arena’s cooling systems. The cause of the leak remains under investigation.