The village of Dewberry has been charged with seven offences under Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety laws in connection with a 2017 workplace death.
On June 13, 2017, a 21-year-old woman died from injuries she sustained while working on a large riding lawn mower in the small Alberta village.
Kitscoty RCMP said they responded to the Dewberry maintenance yard and found a woman who was killed while working on a piece of equipment. The lawn mower was being held up while she worked on it and the jack gave way, RCMP said.
Local EMS and volunteer firefighters tried to revive her but the young woman died at the scene.
She was an employee of the village, the mayor confirmed.