VALCOURT, Que.—Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) has confirmed one employee is dead following an explosion at one of its Quebec facilities.
The company says Sébastien Tardif, a 38-year-old father of two, died from injuries sustained in the explosion at its R&D facility in Valcourt, about 100-kilometres east of Montréal, Nov. 9.
According to BRP, Tardif was a dynamometer operator.
The second person injured in the incident, a security guard, is still in intensive care at the burn unit of the Enfant-Jésus de Québec hospital in Québec City.
An investigation into the cause of the blast is still under way, according to the company.
The R&D facility remains closed for the investigation, but BRP says manufacturing operations are not affected.