Ottawa police have yet to release the identity of a 30-year-old man killed in a workplace fatality in the city's west end.

The newly married man, who worked for a private company, was crushed under a machine that makes cement curbs late Tuesday afternoon.

His crew was left shaken after the workplace accident and would only tell CTV Ottawa, their co-worker was "a good guy."

Olga Palmer, who lives near the construction site on Britannia Road, says the workers were noticeably upset following the incident.

"They were just hugging each other and you could feel the hurt in their face and I felt it for them," said Palmer.

Paramedics tried to revive the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police and the Ministry of Labour are currently investigating.

Series of workplace incidents

This is the latest in a series of workplace accidents in the Capital.

Last month, a 55-year-old hydro worker fell to his death while working at an electrical tower.

On May 29, an 18-year-old worker's lower body was crushed when a four-tonne asphalt roller machine backed up over him.

Sean McKenny of the Ottawa District and Labour Council says workplace injuries happen too often and many of them can be avoided.

"Nine times out of 10 an accident or an injury is indeed preventable and they're caused by a number of different things," McKenny told CTV Ottawa.

He says many accidents happen when workers try to get a job done quickly and aren't paying close enough attention to the environment and machinery around them.

With a report from CTV Ottawa's Kate Eggins