Investigation under way into workplace death at Brandt’s Moose Jaw

The incident involved a 'third-party crane'

Investigation under way into workplace death at Brandt’s Moose Jaw

The unfortunate death of a worker at Brandt's Moose Jaw manufacturing facility has prompted a thorough investigation by both the company and Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety. The worker was a 26-year-old supervisor who was part of the company for nine years but whose identity has not been disclosed to the public.

According to an official statement from the Moose Jaw Police Service, emergency responders were alerted to an "industrial incident with injuries" around 12:40 p.m. on August 16, only for the worker to be pronounced deceased upon arrival. The location specified was near the intersection of Lancaster Road and Diefenbaker Drive.

The statement mentioned that the accident involved a “third-party crane.” His death was not considered suspicious, but Brandt’s Moose Jaw has been proactive in collaborating with the relevant authorities to ensure a comprehensive investigation is carried out.

“Brandt has extended its deepest condolences to the worker’s family and is coordinating grief counsellors to aid employees in this especially difficult time,” Brandt said in a statement. “Out of respect for the family and due to the ongoing investigation, Brandt will not be commenting further at this time.”

While the specifics of the incident remain under wraps, such occurrences underscore the importance of stringent safety measures and protocols in industrial settings. Workplace safety remains a paramount concern, especially in sectors that involve heavy machinery and potential hazards.

Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety has taken charge of the investigation.