New Brunswick

Teen killed by forklift in workplace accident

WorkSafe NB is investigating after a 19-year-old was killed in a workplace accident at Design Built Mechanical Inc. in Charlo on Tuesday morning.

WorkSafe NB and RCMP investigating

WorkSafe NB is investigating after a 19-year-old was killed in a workplace accident at Design Built Mechanical Inc. in Charlo on Tuesday morning.

RCMP say a forklift fell on top of the young employee about 9 a.m. and he was trapped underneath.

The young man was pronounced dead by responding paramedics, Sgt. Alain Tremblay said in a release.

The name of the victim, who was from Charlo, is not being released until his family is notified.

Police believe two forklifts collided in the storage yard behind the business, Tremblay said.

WorkSafe NB health and safety officers are assessing whether there were any violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, said spokeswoman Beverly Stears in a news release.

They are also trying to determine how the incident could have been prevented, she said.

RCMP are assisting with the investigation.

Design Built Mechanical Inc. (DBM) is a mechanical contractor catering to the industrial market, according to the company's website.

It offers a wide range of construction services covering pipefitting and welding mechanical installations, structural steel fabrication and erection, custom steel work, as well as HVAC and electrical services.

DBM has been operating since 1996. The head office is located on Craig Street.