KINGSTON, ONT. — An employee of Kingston, Ont. aluminum manufacturer Novelis has died following a workplace mishap on Wednesday (June 9) afternoon.
Novelis confirmed that Micah Baerwald died of injuries suffered on the job.
The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development stated the worker was performing maintenance work on a crane when he was exposed to live electrical parts.
Novelis Kingston plant manager Dennis Brady said in a statement, “We are deeply saddened by Micah’s passing and extend our sincerest condolences to his family and friends. He was a friend to many and a hard worker with a positive attitude who was always willing to help others.”
Two ministry inspectors and an engineer attended the scene. Two orders were issued and the investigation continues, the ministry said.