The province's Department of Labour is investigating after a body was recovered from Halifax Harbour Monday.
Halifax Regional Police were called to the area of Africville Road just before 10 a.m. after getting a report of a body in the water below the MacKay Bridge.
Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency helped recover the man's body, which has been handed over to the Medical Examiner Service.
Police say "due to the circumstances" the province's labour department is looking into whether the death is the result of a work place incident.
HRP say they have no further details available at this time.