The Saskatchewan Occupational Health & Safety department, along with the Office of the Chief Coroner is investigating a workplace fatality near Kinistino.

At 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, the Melfort RCMP were called to a business just south of Kinistino after a possible gun shot report.

Upon investigation the RCMP determined that it was an explosion.  

As a result a 19 year-old man is dead from injuries suffered while welding.

An autopsy is scheduled for later this week.

This death is not considered suspicious therefore the RCMP are passing along their investigation.