A man is dead after his bulldozer slid off the road.

    Black Hill Creek, marked by the red pin (Google Maps)

    The man hit a patch of ice on Black Hills Creek Raod.

    41 year old Richard Matthew “Red” CULL has died after the bulldozer he was driving slid off the road and rolled over.

     

    The news comes from a press release issued by Yukon’s Chief Coroner Heather Jones this morning. The release reads “Yukon Coroner’s Service, Dawson City RCMP and Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board’s Occupational Health and Safety Branch were notified of a placer mine fatality shortly after 12:45 pm on Friday, April 23, 2021. The incident had occurred near Black Hill Creek approximately 73 kms from Dawson City at Stuart Placer Ltd. The driver of a D-10N Caterpillar bulldozer lost control of the vehicle while traversing a patch of ice on the Black Hills Creek Road as he travelled towards the camp. The vehicle slid off the road onto a steep embankment and rolled completely over. The vehicle continued to travel, now in reverse approximately 250 feet, sliding down a second embankment and traveling another 450 feet before coming to a stop. The driver of the D-10N was found deceased in the cab of vehicle where it had come to a stop.”

     

    The Yukon Coroner’s service is investigating with assistance from the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board’s Occupational Health and Safety Branch, and the Dawson City detachment of the RCMP.

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