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Irving Shipbuilding worker struck by piece of equipment, died at scene: police [Video]

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Halifax Regional Police say they are investigating the death of an Irving Shipbuilding worker in Halifax Monday.

In a release, police said officers responded to a workplace injury at the Irving Shipbuilding facility at 3099 Barrington St. around 11:40 a.m.

“A 43-year-old man was struck by a piece of equipment and pronounced deceased at the scene,” it said.

“The investigation is in the early stages and investigators from the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division and the Department of Labour are investigating the incident.”

A spokesperson for Irving Shipbuilding confirmed the fatality Monday, but would not share more information.

In a statement posted to social media that evening, Irving said it was “saddened to share that a workplace accident occurred at the Halifax Shipyard … resulting in the loss of one of our teammates.”

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