Employee dies after accident at Devon Lumber in Fredericton

WorkSafeNB

An employee is dead after an accident at Devon Lumber on Thursday.

Fredericton Police Force spokesperson Alycia Bartlett confirmed officers responded to a call for a workplace accident at the business yesterday but did not release any further details on the specifics of the call.

She added the investigation has been handed over to WorkSafeNB.

In an e-mail WorkSafeNB has confirmed they are investigating a workplace fatality in Fredericton on October 10, but would not disclose the name of the worker or further details regarding their death.

WorkSafeNB added it is investigating the circumstances of the incident, including how it may have been prevented and whether the Occupational Health and Safety Act or its regulations were violated.

The organization extended its sincere condolences to the worker's family, friends and co-workers.

According to WorkSafeNB, this marks the sixth workplace fatality in New Brunswick in 2019.

(With files from Bell Media's Mark Roberts)