Nova Scotia

Worker dies at road construction site

A 50-year-old truck driver was killed Thursday when a steel plate struck him in the head.

A 50-year-old truck driver was killed Thursday when a steel plate struck him in the head.

The accident happened on a small road off St. Margarets Bay Road, near Timberlea, just before 8 a.m. Nova Scotia RCMP identified the man as Kevin Dickson of Pockwock, N.S.

RCMP said an excavator was loading a large steel plate onto a truck when the plate slipped and fell, hitting the driver.

The man died at the scene.

Provincial labour officials are investigating.

The contractor is building new roads for a development at the 3200 block of St. Margarets Bay Road. A department of labour spokesman said the man was employed by Kynock Resources Ltd.

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