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RV dealership focus of latest Alberta workplace fatality

Fourth work-related death in over a week in the province
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Alberta Occupational Health and Safety has issued a stop-work order at Grove RV and Leisure after a 57-year-old employee was killed. Google Street View

SPRUCE GROVE, Alta. (CP) — For the fourth time in just over a week, a person has been killed in a workplace-related incident in Alberta.

The provincial Occupational Health and Safety department says the latest death occurred Monday when a 57-year-old man was fatally injured at a recreational vehicle dealership in Spruce Grove, just west of Edmonton.

The department says the incident involved a fifth-wheel trailer being towed by a tractor at Grove RV and Leisure.

OHS has issued a stop-use order for the equipment involved until it's repaired.

A stop-work order has also been issued for all powered mobile equipment on the site until the company proves it was being used for its designed purpose.

Another incident Monday south of Grande Prairie killed a 31-year-old man when he was struck by heavy machinery, while accidents in Leduc and in the Grande Prairie region on March 4 claimed two lives.

(CTV Edmonton)

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