Northern Construction Inc., is located on West River Road in Grand Falls. (Google Maps)

WorkSafeNB is investigating a workplace accident that claimed the life of a 31-year-old mechanic.

The accident occurred on Friday in Grand Falls, WorkSafeNB spokeswoman Mary Tucker said in a news release on Monday.

The mechanic, with Northern Construction Inc., was taking apart a truck cylinder when parts that were under pressure struck him, causing fatal injuries, she said.

The victim's name has not been released.

WorkSafeNB health and safety officers are trying to determine how the accident could have been prevented and if there were any violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, said Tucker.

The investigation will focus on workplace procedures and stored energy, she said.

Northern Construction is one of the largest transportation construction contractors in Atlantic Canada, according to the company's website.

The company offers a variety of services, including asphalt paving, trucking and quarry services, the website states.