Dump truck pulled from water at site of workplace fatality in Halifax
Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:47PM ADT
Last Updated Wednesday, July 11, 2018 8:14PM ADT
A dump truck was pulled from the water Wednesday at the site of a workplace fatality in Halifax.
A small fleet of tow trucks was on hand to help remove the truck from the water at Fairview Cove.
The operation happened close to where a man’s body was recovered from Halifax Harbour earlier this week.
Sources tell CTV Atlantic the body pulled from the harbour was the driver of the truck.
Halifax Regional Police were called to the scene below the MacKay Bridge in the area of Africville Road around 9:50 a.m. Monday.
Halifax firefighters helped recover the body, which was then turned over to the Medical Examiner Service.
Police say, due to the circumstances, the investigation has been turned over to the Department of Labour.
The Department of Labour confirms it is investigating a workplace fatality at 6245 Africville Road. A stop-work order has been issued at the worksite to Scotiascapes Landscaping Inc.
The man’s identity has not been released.
Divers and small fleet of tow trucks on hand to remove large tandem dump truck from the water at Fairview Cove. Driver’s body recovered Monday. Friends say it didn’t have to happen. Details @CTVAtlantic at 6:00. pic.twitter.com/75Rlg7dMp2— Bruce Frisko (@BruceFriskoCTV) July 11, 2018
A dump truck is pulled from Fairview Cove in Halifax. Sources tell @CTVAtlantic the body pulled from Halifax Harbour on Monday was the driver of the truck. The Department of Labour is on scene investigating a workplace accident. A stop-work order has been issued at the site. pic.twitter.com/1SQJJh8Id9— Cory McGraw (@McgrawCory) July 11, 2018