Nova Scotia

Worker injured at Halifax's Irving Shipyard has died

Trevor O'Neil, the worker injured last Tuesday at the Irving Shipyard in Halifax, has died, his employer announced Sunday.

Investigations into last week's accident involving Trevor O'Neil are ongoing

The Irving Shipbuilding facility is seen in Halifax on June 14, 2018. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

A worker who was injured at the Irving Shipyard in Halifax on Tuesday has died.

MacKinnon and Olding, a marine industrial contractor based in Dartmouth, confirmed on Sunday in a press release that one of its employees, 40-year-old Trevor O'Neil, had died.

Last week, Halifax Regional Police said the worker fell after being struck by a piece of metal equipment. A spokesperson for the shipyard said it happened while he was servicing a piece of the contractor's equipment.

On Sunday, MacKinnon and Olding said it has launched an investigation into the incident and is co-operating with other investigations underway by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour, as well as Irving Shipbuilding Inc.

"At this time we are doing everything necessary to care for his family, loved ones and our employee," Scott MacKinnon, vice-president of MacKinnon and Olding, said in a statement.

Members of Unifor, the union that represents most Irving employees, have been raising funds for O'Neil's family.

Irving Shipbuilding released a statement Sunday, saying it was "deeply saddened" by O'Neil's death.