Worker Killed in Fredrickton, New Brunswick

The following story was printed by CBC News Posted: Jun 28, 2016 11:09 AM AT Last Updated: Jun 28, 2016 5:28 PM AT

I would request that people note the highlighted quote from Marcel LeBlalnc.  He speaks clearly an alternate truth.  An alternate truth spoken by to many employers and employees resulting in to many workplace injuries and deaths.  Work isn’t safe.  Workers and Employers make it safe. ………or not   Thank you Mr. LeBlanc for pointing out how easy it is to stray from the attitude we need at work.  – Greg Snider

A Port of Dalhousie employee was killed Monday at Great Northern Timber’s shipping facility at the port when a loader he was driving on a pile of wood chips tipped over.

RCMP confirmed a 63-year-old man from Balmoral was killed at the end of the day.

Details of the accident have not been released, but the man was working on a mountain of wood chips destined for export.

One of the man’s co-worker’s, Marcel LeBlanc, identified the victim as a Monsieur Bernard.

“We found that it was very hard for us because Mr. Bernard was very safe and good at operating heavy equipment. He did it for a long time. More than I have.

And it’s very important that people know Mr. Bernard was safe when driving this heavy equipment.” 

LeBlanc said there was a ship coming in to the port Tuesday afternoon and employees will start working to load the ship Wednesday at 7 a.m.

“As far as I know there’s not going to be any changes and everything’s supposed to go as predicted to load the ship.”

The wood chips from the site are sent for international export to be turned into pulp to make paper, fabric and other products.

Port authorities and company officials declined to comment until the investigation is complete.

RCMP say they’ve concluded there’s no evidence of criminal wrongdoing.

WorkSafeNB has gathered preliminary information on the death however spokeswoman Angela Kippers said the incident at the port falls under federal jurisdiction and is now under investigation by federal government authorities.

No other details were immediately available.

 

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