Canadian Teen Dies in Asphalt Accident

An underage teenage asphalt worker was killed as a load of hot asphalt slid from a truck and buried him in a mound of hot tar and asphalt last month in Canada.

After the accident, it took about 15 minutes to get the teen out, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Royal Canadian Mounted Police said they had identified the boy but were not releasing his name immediately at the request of his family.

Manitoba workplace health and safety officials were trying to figure out how the workplace accident occurred and would not comment on any investigation.

Manitoba's Employment Standards Code bars people younger than 16 from working on construction sites, as well as other industrial locations where there are drilling rigs and scaffolding. The RCMP didn't say whether charges would be filed.

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