Glace Bay man dies while attempting to remove tree from property

Staff ~ The Cape Breton Post
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SYDNEY MINES — A man is dead after being struck by equipment as he attempted to remove a tree from a property in Sydney Mines.

The Cape Breton Regional Police responded to a residence located on Burchell Street in Sydney Mines at about 6 p.m. Saturday in relation to a workplace fatality.

The preliminary investigation indicated that a 60-year-old man from Glace Bay was hired to remove a tree from the property.

A piece of equipment that was being used struck the man while he was using his vehicle to assist in the tree removal.

The death is currently being investigated by the police service traffic safety and forensic units, along with the Department of Labour.

The matter remains under investigation. The name of the individual is not being released at this time by the CBRPS.

Organizations: Department of Labour

Geographic location: Glace Bay, Burchell Street, Sydney Mines

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