Company sentenced after N.B. man killed in workplace accident in Fort McMurray

The grieving father of a young Fredericton man who died in a workplace accident in Fort McMurray interrupted an apology from one of the owners Friday who had pleaded guilty in his death.

Jordan Gahan, who was 21, was operating heavy equipment in 2014 when his excavator fell through the ice into four metres of water.

His co-workers were able to eventually get him to the surface but he later died in hospital.

Brayford Trucking Ltd., pleaded guilty to two of five charges under Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety Act, for failing to protect Gahan as an employee.

Co-owner Susan Brayford told the family that no words could express how sorry they are.

Gahan's father interrupted and later said a change of safety policies at the company came at the cost of his son.

The judge in the case fined the company $100,000 and imposed two years of corporate probation.