June 19, 2014 8:12 am

Manitoba construction worker dies after pipe falls on him

Manitoba RCMP say a man died in the rural municipality of Stanley when a steel pipe fell on him.

Global News

WINNIPEG – A 60-year-old man was killed on a construction site in rural Manitoba when a steel pipe fell on him, RCMP say.

The man died at a construction site in Hochfield in the rural municipality of Stanley, about 12 kilometres south of Winkler, on Wednesday morning, Manitoba RCMP said.

Co-workers called 911 after the large pipe fell on the man around 9:30 a.m. and emergency services responded, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said in a news release.

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health and the RCMP are investigating.

Police aren’t releasing the name of the man, who lived in the RM of Stanley.

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