Calgary construction worker fatally hit by work truck in Airdrie: RCMP

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1 person dead after incident in Airdrie – Oct 2, 2019

Alberta RCMP say a Calgary man was hit and killed by a vehicle in a workplace accident on Wednesday afternoon in Airdrie.

RCMP and paramedics were called to the 100 block of Windford Street S.W. around 2:30 p.m.

When first responders arrived, they determined the man was dead, Alberta Health Services EMS spokesperson Adam Loria said. No one else was taken to hospital from the scene.

RCMP said the investigation revealed the man —  a 38-year-old construction worker from Calgary — was bent over working on a storm drain when he was hit by a work truck.

The man worked for Volker Stevin, according to vice-president of human resources, Stephen LeBlanc.

“The employees and management of Volker Stevin are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our employees,” LeBlanc said. “We have extended our sincere condolences to the family and are providing them with the support and resources to help through this time.”

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Occupational Health and Safety continues to investigate.

Officials issued a stop-work order to Volker Stevin, requiring the company to stop all work in or around catch basins in the neighbourhood where the incident happened.

The order will stay in place until the company provides a written plan detailing how it will ensure worker safety while doing this type of work, OHS said in a statement.

RCMP have said they will not be releasing any further information, out of respect for the family.

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