Dump truck pulled from Halifax Harbour at site of fatal workplace incident
Nova Scotia’s Department of Labour has confirmed that a dump truck pulled from the Halifax Harbour on Wednesday is related to their investigation into a fatal workplace incident.
The truck was pulled from the water at the Fairview Cove Sequestration Facility on Africville Road, a location for the disposal of pyritic slate, according to the Port of Halifax.
The Department of Labour did confirm that the truck went into the water during the incident.
However, they didn’t say how or when it happened or even how the man died, and said they won’t comment further as a result of the ongoing investigation.
A stop-work order was issued at the company operating at the site, Scotiascapes Landscaping.
A man’s body was recovered under the MacKay Bridge on Monday, with Halifax Regional Police saying they responded to the area of Africville Road at approximately 9:50 a.m., after receiving a call about a body.
Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency helped recover the body before it turned over to the province’s Medical Examiner Service.