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Young man killed while repairing flood-damaged cottage

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WINNIPEG — A 23-year-old man died at a construction site in the municipality of Victoria Beach Monday afternoon when he was levelling a cottage damaged by flooding, neighbours said.

At about 2:45 p.m. emergency crews responded to a workplace accident call on Wabanong Boulevard in the Wanasing Beach area.

RCMP officials said the 23-year-old man was working with three other men attempting to jack up a cottage. The structure began to slide and partially collapse and then pinned him while he was underneath the frame of the structure.

He was taken to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The other workers were not injured, police confirmed.

The deceased has been identified as Michael Mooney of Winnipeg.

Officials from Manitoba Labour’s Workplace Safety and Health Division are also investigating the incident.

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Updated on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 9:14 PM CDT: Victim identified.

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