Company experiences two workplace incidents in two days
For the second time in less than a week there’s been a workplace accident involving a Curran and Briggs employee in Prince Edward Island, and the latest incident has proved fatal.
The deadly workplace accident happened on Wednesday November 9th in Cavendish, located in the north region of the island.
The Workers Compensation Board’s confirmed the death of a man employed by Curran and Briggs and tells Canadian Occupational Safety the province’s Occupational Health and Safety Division is investigating the incident.
Earlier in the week another worker was sent to hospital following an explosion at the Curran and Briggs asphalt plant in Summerside, PEI.
Chief Sinclair Walker with Summerside Police Department says that incident involved a man who was welding at the time, ““it appeared as though that they were mixing cold patch…and there was some kind of hole in there…and when he started welding, she blew.”
Cold patch is used in road maintenance to fix potholes.
The cause of the explosion has not been officially determined. The WCB says both incidents are currently under investigation.
“The purpose of occupational health and safety investigations is to determine the cause of the incidents, the result and associated preventative measures. The length of investigations is variable. As both investigations are in progress, these conclusions are pending.”
The WCB says there does not appear to be any risk to the public resulting from either incident.