Investigation is ongoing and all parties are cooperating with occupational and safety authorities
A 25-year-old construction worker died just days after suffering from an electric shock at an Amazon warehouse construction site south of Edmonton, Ont., according to media reports.
Colton Quast died last week from the injuries he sustained in an incident in Leduc County. His mother confirmed his death in a Facebook post, revealing that his son would have celebrated his 26th birthday this week.
“This has been the hardest week of our lives. One week before his 26th birthday, with his family, friends and beautiful fiance by his side, Colton passed away peacefully just before 1 am,” Marlyn Quast-Frank said in a post published on Feb. 19.
Officials are investigating the incident.
“The investigation is ongoing and all parties continue to cooperate with the occupational health and safety authorities. This is devastating news and our hearts go out to Colton's family,” said Ross McCrimmon, construction manager at Dawson Wallace, in a CBC News article.
A stop-use order was also issued to the work site for the electrical cabinet involved in the incident, and the cabinet won't be used until it's examined by an engineer and deemed safe, CBC said, citing a statement from Trent Bancarz, Alberta Labour spokesperson.