Skip to content

New Brunswick young worker dies in forklift incident

By The Canadian Press
| www.cos-mag.com

CHARLO, N.B. — A young man working at a welding company in northern New Brunswick has died after a forklift fell on him Tuesday.

WorkSafeNB spokeswoman Beverly Stears says 19-year-old Elvy Bernard was working at Design Built Mechanical Inc. in Charlo when the accident happened shortly before 8:30 a.m.

RCMP say the forklift toppled over when it hit another forklift in the storage yard behind the business.

The safety agency says the man was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

The RCMP and WorkSafeNB's health and safety officers are investigating.

Videos You May Like

man who fell at work

Responding to workplace fatalities

Do you know what to do if the unthinkable happens in your organization?
Blame poor conditions, not human error, for workplace accidents: Expert

Blame poor conditions, not human error, for workplace accidents: Expert

When an accident occurs in the workplace, employers often search for the violation the worker committed that led to the incident, according to Todd Conklin, a senior advisor at the U.S. Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Conklin spoke to Canadian HR Reporter TV about his view that human error may actually be system-induced.

Add Comment