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15-Year-Old Worker Buried Alive in Hot Asphalt

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Windsor Genova - AHN News Writer

Stony Mountain, Manitoba (AHN) - A 15-year-old boy doing a paving job here Friday after accidentally being buried by hot asphalt that suddenly unloaded from a truck.

Co-workers failed to dig the boy's body out of the heated asphalt and burned their hands in the process. Firefighters who came to the scene on Quarry Road took 14 minutes to recover the dead boy.

"We arrived on scene and there was an individual buried by asphalt. Only his hair was sticking out. Individuals buried in that much fill or asphalt or anything, he is dead. He's deceased. Because your body cannot survive that," Stony Mountain fire Chief Wallace Drysdale told Radio Canada news.

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health and Stonewall RCMP are investigating the accident. Authorities did not release the name of the victim at the request of his family.

The boy was employed by the paving company Interlake Asphalt Paving. He was part of a crew paving a parking lot near an old Manitoba Hydro substation on Quarry Road when the accident occurred.


What a effed up way to go!

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