Dock death in Caraquet N.B. – WorkSafeNB investigates

hi-caraquet-wharfThe mood remained tense on the dock at Caraquet Monday after a 40-year-old man was killed in an industrial accident there. Workers on the wharf were unloading a truck full of ice and transferring it to a boat when Gérald Doiron was killed. The exact cause of the death is under investigation, but it’s believed he was struck by ice that slid out of the truck, pinning him in the boat. Doiron worked for Provincial Trans Ltd. in Lamèque, delivering ice to fishing boats. A large dump truck was being used to move the 25 tonnes of ice from the truck to the fish hold of the boat. Two other men were injured in the accident, which WorkSafeNB is investigating. Read the rest here 18:34

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