Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fishing vessel incident on North Coast claims one life

An incident off the waters of Lax Kw'alaams on Tuesday evening has claimed the life of a worker on a fishing vessel on the North Coast.

The RCMP and B. C. Coroners service were the original lead investigators into the early hours of the reported incident, however WorkSafe BC appears to have taken charge of the investigation moving forward

No name, or hometown of the individual involved in the incident has been released at this time.

Work Safe BC was called into the investigation and Thursday revealed some details of the incident.  Early information provided by the agency, reportedly outlined how a worker becoming entangled in machinery aboard a boat which was in operating in waters near the north coast community.

As part of their investigation, Work Safe has sent an engineer, safety officer and investigator to the scene to examine all of the factors that may have contributed to the death.

Update: The RCMP outlined further details on the incident with this News release issued on Friday, June 28th

Vancouver Sun-- Fisherman dies after getting entangled in net off B. C. coast
Northern View-- Abbotsford man identified as victi of fatal fishing boat accident near Lax Kw'alaams
CFNR-- WorkSafe BC investigating fishing vessel fatality

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