Monday morning, emergency services responded to a body in the harbour by the Mackay bridge. Given the location, and reports that emergency services responded to a technical rescue on the bridge the previous night, led people to assume it was a suicide.
Police, Later in the day, released a statement that a body was recovered from the Harbour, And that the investigation was being turned over to the department of Labour..
The DOL has since issued a stop work order at the harbour infilling site next to Fairview Cove, and the police dive team was seen working in the area. CTV have since reported that the Stop work order was issued to Scotiascapes Landscaping.
This means that not only was someone was involved in a workplace incident but also, and More Importantly, that no one noticed, as there were no other reported calls for service for a workplace incident, only for a body in the water.
We will keep this post updated with the Latest updates.
UPDATE 2018/07 15:00:
Dump truck being pulled from the Halifax Harbour near Africville Park. pic.twitter.com/uzoKSOgKrr
— HRMTrafficker (@HRMtrafficker) July 11, 2018
A dump truck is pulled from Fairview Cove in Halifax. Sources tell @CTVAtlantic the body pulled from Halifax Harbour on Monday was the driver of the truck. The Department of Labour is on scene investigating a workplace accident. A stop-work order has been issued at the site. pic.twitter.com/1SQJJh8Id9
— Cory McGraw (@McgrawCory) July 11, 2018
Divers and small fleet of tow trucks on hand to remove large tandem dump truck from the water at Fairview Cove. Driver’s body recovered Monday. Friends say it didn’t have to happen. Details @CTVAtlantic at 6:00. pic.twitter.com/75Rlg7dMp2
— Bruce Frisko (@BruceFriskoCTV) July 11, 2018
Hours have been on scene of a truck found in the Fairview Cove. It is unconfirmed that this truck has been missing for a few days. It is not known if this is related to a body found near the Mackay Bridge days ago. pic.twitter.com/0h5WPPWQ20
— Halifax Breaking (@HaliBreaking) July 11, 2018
UPDATE 07/12 1000:
Trucks are back to dumping at the site today.