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Canada Worker dies after electric shock at Amazon warehouse south of Edmonton

03:05  20 february  2020
03:05  20 february  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

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EDMONTON -- Colton Quast, 25, has been identified as the man who suffered life-threatening injuries from a worksite electrical accident last Thursday. He suffered electric shock -related injuries while on the job and was immediately transported to The Amazon warehouse south of Edmonton .

a close up of a sign: A worker at the construction site for a new Amazon site south of Edmonton died after an electrical shock last week. Occupational Health and Safety is investigating the incident. © Nathan Gross/CBC A worker at the construction site for a new Amazon site south of Edmonton died after an electrical shock last week. Occupational Health and Safety is investigating the incident.

A worker at an Amazon warehouse construction site south of Edmonton, died early Wednesday morning after suffering an electric shock on the job last week.

Colton Quast, a 25-year-old construction worker, died from injuries sustained after suffering an electrical shock on Feb. 13, a spokesperson for Dawson Wallace Construction Ltd. confirmed.

The incident occurred at an Amazon warehouse under construction south of Edmonton in Leduc County. Dawson Wallace is the prime contractor on this site.

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Worker critically injured at Amazon warehouse worksite in Leduc County. A man was taken to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition after being electrocuted while working at the Amazon warehouse at the southern Worker suffers life-threatening injuries at Amazon warehouse south of Edmonton .

"The investigation is ongoing and all parties continue to cooperate with the occupational health and safety authorities. This is devastating news and our hearts go out to Colton's family," said Ross McCrimmon, construction manager at Dawson Wallace, in an emailed statement.

Quast's mother said in a Facebook post that he died peacefully a week before his 26th birthday just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday with family, friends and his fiancée at his side. Condolences have poured in on Facebook for the family since then.

Occupational Health and Safety continues to investigate the event, Alberta Labour spokesperson Trent Bancarz said.

Bancarz also said a stop use order was issued to the work site for the electrical cabinet involved in the incident. He said the cabinet won't be used until it's examined by an engineer and deemed to be safe.

The $130-million Amazon warehouse in Leduc County near Nisku Spine Road and 41 Ave. SW is projected to open in the spring.

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