City of Edmonton employee dies after being buried under gravel

A worker was seriously injured after being buried under gravel at a worksite in northeast Edmonton, April 22, 2015. Global News

EDMONTON – A City of Edmonton employee has died after being buried under a pile of gravel while on the job last week.

Police were called around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015 to a work site just off 50A Street and 131 Avenue, after a man was buried under a pile of gravel that was released from a dump truck.

The man, who was a Transportation Services employee with the city, was taken to hospital in serious condition.

On Wednesday afternoon, Occupational Health and Safety confirmed the man died of his injures.

Mayor Don Iveson released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:

“On behalf of City Council I would like to express my deep condolences on the passing of the Transportation Services employee who was gravely injured on the job last week. Our thoughts are with the employee’s family and friends at this time and we respect that they have asked for their privacy. I would also like to convey our support to the colleagues of the employee. It is a very painful and difficult time for all involved.”

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*Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Thursday, April 23, 2015. It was updated at 3:35 p.m. MT Wednesday, April 29. 

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