OHS investigating sudden death at a worksite in Cochrane

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A 20-year-old Calgary man is dead after an unknown incident at a worksite in Cochrane.

Cochrane RCMP said the incident took place just before 9 a.m. on Friday on a worksite at RancheView School.

Very few details are known.

Mounties said no further information will be released unless the death is deemed criminal in nature.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is investigating the incident.

OHS spokesperson Natasha McKenzie said, in a statement, no students or school staff were involved in the incident.

“We can not provide an specifics of the incident at this time,” said McKenzie.

Similarly, the school board was unable to provide specifics regarding the death.

“Rocky View Schools is saddened to confirm that a contractor working on one of our sites has passed away following an accident today,” read a statement. “Our sincere condolences go out to family and friends affected by this tragedy.”

The school board said they are cooperating with OHS and have members of their crisis team on site to support.

“We are unable to provide any further detail to protect privacy and while the investigation is underway,” said Rocky View Schools.

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