Canada City of Vancouver road worker killed in workplace accident in Burnaby
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A City of Vancouver road worker was killed in a workplace accident just east of the Vancouver-Burnaby border Saturday.
The City confirmed the fatality in a statement sent out Saturday evening.
"Our warmest thoughts of sympathy go out to the family, friends and workmates of the staff member. RCMP, WorksafeBC, and City investigations are underway. Counselling services are onsite and being offered to staff. We will not be releasing information about the employee at this time out of consideration to family and colleagues."
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Today at approximately 2:15 pm a critical incident occurred at the worksite of a City of Vancouver engineering streets crew.
Investigations are currently underway with RCMP, Worksafe BC and a City internal investigation.
— City of Vancouver (@CityofVancouver)
Burnaby RCMP, ambulances and crews from the city and WorkSafeBC descended on the 3800-block of Second Avenue, which sits close to Boundary Road and Lougheed Highway.
WorkSafeBC said it is investigating a "serious workplace incident" but would not provide any further details.
The BC Coroners Service is on scene, but would not give any information.
Burnaby RCMP referred questions to WorkSafeBC.
City of Vancouver road crews have been conducting paving work and water main installation on Boundary Road since the spring, with work expected to continue into the following year.
Traffic was impacted in the area but has since been cleared.
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Fatal workplace accident near Boundary Road
One person is dead after an accident near a City of Vancouver work site. It is not yet known if the victim is a city employee or pedestrian.
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