One man dead, another injured after workplace incident at Finning in west Edmonton

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One man died and another was injured Wednesday in a workplace incident at this Finning Canada location in west Edmonton. (David Bajer/CBC - image credit)
One man died and another was injured Wednesday in a workplace incident at this Finning Canada location in west Edmonton. (David Bajer/CBC - image credit)

Occupational Health and Safety is investigating after a workplace incident at a Finning Canada location in west Edmonton left one man dead and another injured.

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon, OHS spokesperson Natasha McKenzie said in a statement.

"Two workers were injured. One worker has died," the statement said.

EMS attended a call at 104th Avenue and 180th Street on Wednesday afternoon, Alberta Health Services said.

One man in his 30s was taken to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition.

Another man in his 40s was taken to hospital in serious but stable condition, AHS said.

EMS transported two people to hospital. One later died.
EMS transported two people to hospital. One later died.(David Bajer/CBC)

CBC News is seeking comment from Finning Canada.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Canada told union members about the incident in a statement Thursday morning.

"I understand this message may be difficult to process," IAM general vice-president, Canada, said in the statement.

"IAM Canada, and I personally, want to extend my condolences to the family, friends and the co-workers of our fallen brother.

"We understand that the company has allowed all workers to go home and has offered counselling to all."

Family of the worker who died have asked for privacy and the union won't share further details to respect their wishes, Pickthall said.