Edmonton worker killed while resurfacing road

An Edmonton man died after being hit by a truck while repaving a St. Albert intersection. File / Global News

EDMONTON – A 25-year-old Edmonton man died after being hit by a truck while resurfacing a road with a crew in St. Albert Wednesday afternoon.

RCMP say around 4 p.m. Wednesday, they were called about a collision at Hebert Road and Akins Drive in St. Albert.

Their preliminary investigation has found that a road resurfacing crew was working at the intersection and some crew members were moving some equipment and vehicles around when a 25-year-old worker was hit.

RCMP say the Edmonton man was hit by a pickup truck driven by a fellow crew member.

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EMS was called and the man received emergency first aid at the scene. He was taken to Sturgeon hospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 4:50 p.m.

RCMP continue to investigate and Occupational Health and Safety also reported to the scene since this was a workplace incident. It is conducting a separate investigation.

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The City of St. Albert says O’Hanlon Paving Ltd. was the company contracted to complete a road resurfacing project at that intersection.

“On behalf of St Albert City Council, I pass my thoughts and prayers to the young man’s family and friends” said Nolan Crouse, Mayor of St Albert., in a news release.

The family of the victim has been notified, but his name is not being released at the request of the family.

The RCMP is seeking any witnesses to this collision and is asking anyone who saw this incident happen to call 780 458 7700. As well, anyone affected by this tragedy is entitled to free support and referrals from St. Albert Victim Services (780 458 4353).

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