Edmonton

Man's death inside WCB building triggers workplace investigation

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety officials are investigating after a man in his late 50s died inside the Workers’ Compensation Board building.

The maintenance worker was reported dead on Friday

The man died inside the Workers' Compensation Board Jarvis building in downtown Edmonton. (Travis McEwan/CBC)

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety officials are investigating after a man in his late 50s died inside the Workers' Compensation Board building. 

The man died inside the WCB Jarvis Building at 9925 107th St. in downtown Edmonton, OHS spokesperson Lloyd Wipf confirmed in an emailed statement on Monday. 

Edmonton police were notified about the death and attended the scene on Friday night, then turned the investigation over to OHS, a police spokesperson told CBC News.

The death is believed to be non-criminal, the spokesperson said.

The man was an employee of Bee-Clean Building Maintenance.

A statement from Rob Scott, Bee Clean's executive vice-president, said the company is providing grief counselling to staff and extending condolences to the worker's family.

"We are working closely with the regulatory authorities to determine the cause of what appears at this time to be a tragic accident," Scott said.

No further details on the cause of death are being released by investigators. 

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