RCMP Bassano – Sudden Death

At approximately 2:45 p.m. on February 18, 2015 EMS, Rosemary Fire Department & Bassano RCMP were dispatched to a rural residence located approximately 10 kilometres northwest of the Village of Rosemary for a report of a man who had been trapped under a 18 foot sea can.

At the scene it was discovered that the 65 year old male was unloading an empty sea can from a flat bed trailer. The sea can unexpectedly shifted sideways off the side of the trailer pinning the male partially underneath. As a result the man died from his injuries at the scene.

RCMP & Alberta Occupational Health & Safety are investigating the accident at this time. Foul play, alcohol or drugs have been determined not to be a factor.

The name of the deceased is not being released at this time.