Worker killed on jobsite while servicing excavator

38-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene

Worker killed on jobsite while servicing excavator

A 38-year-old man from Bentley, Alberta has died after an accident involving an excavator at a worksite near Gull Lake in Lacombe County, Alberta.

RCMP media relations officer Cpl. Troy Savinkoff says the 911 call came in around 11:00 Tuesday morning. “Upon arriving, EMS and fire had already been on scene, unfortunately, the male was pronounced deceased.”

Savinkoff says the worker was servicing an excavator at the time of the incident, but exactly what went wrong remains unclear. There were other people at the jobsite at the time.

Gull Lake is about 50 kilometres north of Red Deer and has several resorts and campgrounds on its shores.

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) has taken over the investigation.  It provided a written statement to Canadian Occupational Safety saying the fatality did occur at a resort while mechanical work was taking place.

“OHS has not issued any orders in connection with this incident. As this is an active investigation, no further information will be provided.”

Alberta recently introduced new legislation making it easier for workers and employers to access essential health and safety information.

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