Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Forestry Company to Suspend Operations for One Day after Workplace Death

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Forestry Company to Suspend Operations for One Day after Workplace Death

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Man dies at Vancouver Island forestry operation

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PORT MCNEILL, B.C. - A man is dead following what a forestry company is calling a "tragic accident" at one of its operations on northern Vancouver Island.

TimberWest Forest Corp. spokeswoman Monica Bailey said an equipment operator was killed Friday afternoon at the company's Bonanza Lake site near Port McNeill.

Bailey would not provide the cause of death, saying only the man was moving his equipment at the time.

"Forest communities tend to be very small and people who work in forestry tend to know one another quite well," she said.

"It's a heartbreaking moment for all community members on the Island and for forestry in general."

The man was employed by one of TimberWest's contractors. …

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