Young man dead after Labrador snowmobile accident

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Police in Happy Valley-Goose Bay are investigating the death of a young man after a snowmobile accident there this weekend.

RCMP were called to a anowmobile trail within the Labrador town shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday where they were told that a 15-year-old boy had ridden into a guy wire while out with friends.

The boy was pronounded dead after he was taken to hospital.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Happy Valley, Goose Bay

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  • Manuel
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    It doesnt matter who owns it. The rider and rider alone is responsible for his safety and its obvious he wasn't driving at a slow pace to be fatally injured. Why do these companies have to start marking every single thing because people refuse to play safely? They should have to do anything else to them.
    Tim in your house is everything that can cause an injury covered? If not why?
    In my opinion it isnt an accident it was a kid on a snow machine driving without due care and caution. I personally know the family and am not surprised this happened. I am only surprised it didnt happen earleir.

  • Tim
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    These wires are to have either a yellow or orange protective cover to assist with identification. Was this small protective measure not in use? 8:00pm creates another minor thing called poor visibility. Would it not be better to also use light reflective materials in conjunction with these support wires as has been recommended time and time again by those of us in the Health and Safety Profession? I had lobbied to have this done in Alberta when transmission lines were encroaching on the trail systems. This needs to be done here as well. Accidents such as this are far too common and need not occur.

    Who owns this transmission line?

  • Manuel
    July 01, 2010 - 20:13

    It doesnt matter who owns it. The rider and rider alone is responsible for his safety and its obvious he wasn't driving at a slow pace to be fatally injured. Why do these companies have to start marking every single thing because people refuse to play safely? They should have to do anything else to them.
    Tim in your house is everything that can cause an injury covered? If not why?
    In my opinion it isnt an accident it was a kid on a snow machine driving without due care and caution. I personally know the family and am not surprised this happened. I am only surprised it didnt happen earleir.

  • Tim
    July 01, 2010 - 19:52

    These wires are to have either a yellow or orange protective cover to assist with identification. Was this small protective measure not in use? 8:00pm creates another minor thing called poor visibility. Would it not be better to also use light reflective materials in conjunction with these support wires as has been recommended time and time again by those of us in the Health and Safety Profession? I had lobbied to have this done in Alberta when transmission lines were encroaching on the trail systems. This needs to be done here as well. Accidents such as this are far too common and need not occur.

    Who owns this transmission line?