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Canada City of Vancouver road worker killed in workplace accident in Burnaby

07:40  29 september  2019
07:40  29 september  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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a truck driving down a street next to a car: Police, ambulance and WorkSafeBC crews investigate a fatal workplace accident involving a City of Vancouver street worker in Burnaby on Sept. 28, 2019. © Shane MacKichan Police, ambulance and WorkSafeBC crews investigate a fatal workplace accident involving a City of Vancouver street worker in Burnaby on Sept. 28, 2019.

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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The city worker who was killed in a City of Vancouver officials honour 43-year-old city worker who died in an accident at Vancouver ’s Connaught Park on March 31, 2016. Newly appointed city manager Sadhu Johnston said Taylor’s death is the first workplace fatality for the city since 1997.

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.

READ MORE: ‘Serious’ workplace accident in Vancouver leaves 1 man dead

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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