Halifax man charged with criminal negligence in death of worker who fell from roof
Halifax Regional Police responded to this construction site on Cutler Avenue around 10:15 a.m. on March 13, 2018.
HALIFAX -- A man is facing a criminal negligence charge in connection with a workplace fatality in Dartmouth last year.
Halifax Regional Police responded to a construction site on Cutler Avenue around 10:15 a.m. on March 13, 2018.
Police say a worker had fallen from the roof of a store that was under construction.
The man was taken to hospital, where he died later that day. He has been identified as 22-year-old Brandon Larry Alcorn of Halifax.
Police arrested 37-year-old Jeff Scott Gooch of Halifax on Saturday. Gooch is facing a charge of criminal negligence causing Alcorn’s death.
Police say Gooch was employed as a worksite supervisor at the time of the incident.
He is due to appear in Halifax provincial court on Feb. 25, 2020.