Nova Scotia

Dump truck clipped power line before killing worker

A 67-year-old sign man died Tuesday after the box on a dump truck hooked a power line and then tipped over at a construction site, reports the CBC's Rob North.
Paint marks on the road show where dump truck flipped, pinned and killed a flag man Thursday. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

A 67-year-old traffic control worker died Tuesday after the box on a dump truck hooked a power line and then tipped over at a construction site, reports the CBC's Rob North.

By Wednesday there was a fresh strip of asphalt at a construction site on Highway 10, but the only work being done is by police and the Department of Transportation investigating the industrial accident.

Traffic control sign sits at side of road while investigators analyze site. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

 

The initial investigation revealed that a dump truck rolled over pinning a worker who was doing traffic control around 5 p.m. on Tuesday near Albany.

Two others were taken to hospital.

So far police aren't identifying the man who died.

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