Backhoe mishap kills Tatamagouche-area man

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Medical examiners' office is investigating

TATAMAGOUCHE – A 69-year-old man is dead following a mishap with a backhoe on Wednesday.

Colchester RCMP responded to an excavator accident on private property in Middleton at 12:58 p.m.

Police had assistance from Tatamagouche Fire Services and EHS and found the man dead at the scene.  The man died after being trapped between the bucket arm and body of a backhoe.

The matter is being turned over to the medical examiner's office.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. 

Organizations: TatamagoucheFire Services

Geographic location: Tatamagouche, Middleton

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