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Few details about fatal P.E.I. accident, but it was second major incident at Curran & Briggs in 3 days


November 14, 2022
By Todd Humber

Health & Safety Curran & Briggs Prince Edward Island Worker Fatality

The Curran & Briggs location in Summerside, P.E.I. Photo: Google Streetview

There remain few details about the worker who was killed in Prince Edward Island last week.

In an email to OHS Canada, Dominique Chouinard — the senior communications officer for the Workers Compensation Board of PEI — confirmed the fatality but said little else.

“I can confirm that the WCB Occupational Health and Safety Division was called, attended the scene of a workplace incident and is currently investigating this incident which occurred on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, in the Cavendish area, PEI. The incident involved a Curran and Briggs worker. The incident did result in a fatality,” she said.

“The purpose of an OHS investigation is to determine the cause of the accident, the result and associated preventative measures. As the current investigation is in progress, these conclusions are pending. The investigation is ongoing.”

No further information is available at this time, she said.

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It was the second major safety incident at Curran & Briggs in just a matter of days. An explosion at an asphalt facility on Nov. 7 sent at least one person to hospital, according to Saltwire.

The cause of that blast remains under investigation, but there was maintenance work being done at the time, according to the report.

Curran & Briggs is a heavy construction company specializing in road and highway construction, according to its website.

It also states, under its company values, that it puts the “safety of our employees and the public first.”

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