Oakbank RCMP investigate workplace fatality

Oakbank, Manitoba – On May 6, 2020, at approximately 1:30 pm, Oakbank RCMP responded to a report of a trapped construction worker, at a work site on Hillside Road, in the RM of Springfield.

Constructions workers were digging a large trench, when the walls collapsed, trapping one of the workers.

Emergency personnel from the surrounding areas, along with the RM of Springfield Fire Department and a specialized team with the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service, attended the scene to assist and worked for several hours trying to rescue the worker.

Workplace Health and Safety were notified and were also at the scene.

Workplace Fatality
Workplace Fatality

Today at approximately 9:30 am, emergency personnel located the worker, a 39-year-old male from the RM of Hanover, who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

RCMP along with Workplace Safety and Health continue to investigate.

Oakbank RCMP

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