Dept. of Labour con­tin­ues to in­ves­ti­gate death

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS -

Of­fi­cers from the Depart­ment of Labour and Ad­vanced Ed­u­ca­tion’s oc­cu­pa­tional health and safety di­vi­sion con­tinue to in­ves­ti­gate the death of a forestry worker found in the woods Tues­day in Lit­tle Narrows, Vic­to­ria County.

Of­fi­cers are con­tin­u­ing to gather ev­i­dence at the site and will be in­ter­view­ing ground search and res­cue vol­un­teers in­volved in the search.

This is the sixth work­place fatality this year re­sult­ing from a sud­den ac­ci­dent. Nine­teen Nova Sco­tians died at work or as a re­sult of a work-re­lated ill­ness in 2014.

“This man’s fam­ily and loved ones have been in my thoughts since I got word of the ac­ci­dent,” said Kelly Re­gan, Min­is­ter of Labour and Ad­vanced Ed­u­ca­tion, in a re­lease Thurs­day. “This is a very dif­fi­cult time.”

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