Quebec's Workplace Safety Board Investigating Bee-Sting Death

July 23, 2004
Electrician Frank Rinaldi died when he was stung by a bee while working in Montreal, and Quebec's workplace health and safety board has launched an investigation into his death.

The Montreal Gazette reported the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail is trying to get to learn the circumstances surrounding the incident by meeting with representatives of the city of Montreal and representatives from the electrician's union.

Rinaldi suffered and allergic reaction and died after he was pricked at least once by a bee as he cut down the branch of a tree on Bourret Ave. in Côte-des-Neiges/Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

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