Nova Scotia

Bible Hill man dies in workplace accident at J.D. Irving sawmill

Worker, 28, was killed on the job at the J.D. Irving sawmill just east of Truro

Worker, 28, has been killed on the job at a lumber mill just east of Truro

Flags were flying half-mast at the sawmill following a workplace death Monday evening. (Paul Palmeter/CBC)

A Bible Hill man has been killed on the job at a lumber mill just east of Truro. 

Colchester RCMP said they responded to an industrial accident just after 6 p.m. Monday on Valleydale Road, where the J.D. Irving sawmill is located. 

Police said a 28-year-old man was struck by a front-end loader and died at the site. 

The Nova Scotia Department of Labour is at the site today investigating, said departmental spokesman Andrew Preeper. 

"A stop work order has been placed on the equipment involved in the incident, as well as the area in which the incident occurred," he said.