PLASTER ROCK, N.B. — An accident at a New Brunswick truck stop has left one man dead, according to a report from the Telegraph-Journal.
Police and WorkSafeNB are currently investigating the incident, which occurred on April 29 at Tobique Western Star’s truck stop in the northwestern New Brunswick community of Plaster Rock.
According to the report, police were called to the truck stop and a 47-year-old man was found dead on scene.
The local resident, whose name has not been released, was not an employee, according to the report. According to Bill Haddad, chairman of Tobique Western Star’s joint health and safety committee, “He was just a visitor.”
The company is a heavy equipment and long-haul trucking garage. In addition to truck repair, it is also involved in lumber contracting.
Around 3:30 p.m., the man, who Haddad described as “well known” in the community, was found dead in the mud outside the garage.
Haddad says the man may have been run over by a loader, a machine so large that it would be difficult for the driver to tell if he had hit anything.
According to Haddad, workers were unloading a trailer when they found the deceased on the ground under the heavy machine. He says they still aren’t sure what happened.
Autopsy results are currently pending.
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