Fatal workplace crash involving dump truck under investigation in Kahnawake

Police say 'the cause and circumstances of this collision are currently unknown.'. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Mario Beauregard

An investigation is underway after a dump truck driver died while on the job in Kahnawake, a Mohawk community just south of Montreal.

The Kahnawake Peacekeepers say the fatal workplace incident unfolded at the JFK Quarry on Route 207. Authorities were called to scene shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

“An articulated dump truck had driven off an inclined path and fallen into the quarry,” the Peacekeepers said in a statement.

Read more: 20 pedestrians fatally struck in Montreal streets: SPVM 2022 annual report

The man was killed in the crash. The Peacekeepers say the victim is not a member of the community.

The Quebec provincial police’s accident reconstruction team was brought in to help with the investigation.

Story continues below advertisement

“Out of respect for the victim’s family and as this incident remains under investigation, no other details will be released at this time,” the Peacekeepers said.

Click to play video: 'Global News Morning headlines: January 19, 2023'
Global News Morning headlines: January 19, 2023

Sponsored content