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Contractor working on Irving land in northern New Brunswick dies

January 4, 2019
By The Canadian Press
Compliance & Enforcement Health & Safety Transportation Forestry New Brunswick Occupational Health & Safety Charges workplace fatality

SAINT LEONARD, N.B. – A contractor working on J.D. Irving, Ltd. land in northern New Brunswick has died after his logging truck left a road in Madawaska County.

Irving spokeswoman Mary Keith says the truck left a woods road roughly 40 kilometres from Saint-Leonard at about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

She says emergency services were called to the scene but that the driver, an employee of an independent contractor, died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.

Keith says Irving is actively co-operating with the investigation by police and WorkSafeNB.
WorkSafeNB spokeswoman Laragh Dooley says the workplace fatality near the Veneer

Sawmill is under investigation, and that a statement will be released once there is additional information to share.


Keith says the name of the driver is being withheld out of respect for the family.

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