Man dies in ride-on lawnmower accident in Drayton Valley Incident the second workplace-related injury on Thursday Posted: Aug 04, 2017 8:36 AM MT Last Updated: Aug 04, 2017 11:00 AM MT Occupational Health and Safety says the man was found in a pond with a ride-on lawnmower. (Government of Alberta) Man falls to his death at construction site in southeast Calgary A man is dead after a workplace incident involving a ride-on lawnmower in Drayton Valley on Thursday. The man, who Occupational Health and Safety believe to be in his 20s, was found in a pond with the mower. He was cutting grass on town property for the Town of Drayton Valley. Once found, he was airlifted to the University of Alberta hospital, where he later died. "Our thoughts are with the worker's family and co-workers," OHS spokesperson Kathy Kiel said in a statement on Friday. Trent Bancarz, a spokesperson for Alberta Labour, said OHS did not issue a stop work order. Stop work orders are typically issued if OHS feels there is imminent risk to other workers on the job site. The man's death was the second workplace-related fatality in the province Thursday. At around 7 a.m., RCMP responded to an incident at a drilling site northwest of Consort. A 35-year-old man from Calgary was found dead. RCMP said early indications show the victim was killed during a pressure test on the site. OHS is also investigating that incident. No further information on either death is available at this time.
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