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Man, 38, killed in construction accident west of Edmonton

A 38-year-old man died Monday in a construction accident in a residential area in Stony Plain, west of Edmonton. The victim was from Stony Plain, RCMP said.

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety has taken over investigation into Stony Plain fatality, RCMP say

RCMP were called to a construction site in Stony Plain Monday after a 38-year-old man died in a workplace accident. (CBC)

A 38-year-old man was killed Monday in a construction accident in Stony Plain, west of Edmonton, RCMP say.

Police were contacted around 1:15 p.m. about a sudden death at a construction site in a new housing development, RCMP spokesman Cpl. Ron Bumbry said.

The victim, who was from Stony Plain, was pronounced dead at the scene after an accident with a skid-steer machine, Bumbry said.

Skid-steer machines, compact and manoeuvrable, are typically configured as loaders with front-mounted buckets. The bucket can be replaced by other attachments.

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety has taken over the investigation.

The accident occurred in the area of Genesis Lakes Boulevard in the Genesis on the Lakes community.

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