A 67-year-old Melvern Square man is dead after a workplace accident late Tuesday afternoon on Highway 10.
At about 5 p.m., Annapolis RCMP, assisted by the Nictaux Volunteer Fire Department and EHS, responded to an incident on Highway 10 in Albany.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a dump truck had rolled over pinning a worker who was doing traffic control, said Cpl. Dale Guy. He said the truck was driving a a crawling speed but the elevated box of the truck snagged a power line causing the vehicle to flip over.
The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. He was not a Department of Transportation employee, but worked for a company contracted for the Highway 10 project.
Guy said the distraught driver of the truck was taken to hospital and later released.
The investigation is continuing with assistance from Annapolis Valley Traffic Services and Nova Scotia Vehicle Compliance. Guy said a Department of Labour occupational health and safety officer was also at the scene of the accident.