Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Coroner Investigating Worker's Death at New Westminster Truck-Trailer Facility

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Coroner Investigating Worker's Death at New Westminster Truck-Trailer Facility

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Worker dies at New Westminster trucking facility

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NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - The BC Coroners Service and WorkSafeBC are investigating a worker's death at a truck-trailer loading facility in New Westminster, B.C.

Coroners' spokesman Andy Watson said the incident occurred Friday morning and WorkSafeBC says it appears the worker was struck by a vehicle.

Watson said the service is still determining exactly how the worker died and whether it can make any recommendations regarding deaths in similar circumstances.

Jordan Atkins, vice-president of Western Transloading Corp., which operates the facility, said the driver was picking up a container on behalf of delivery company TBC Group.

While Atkins said there were no witnesses, and the incident occurred in a three-metre space between a building and the view of a surveillance camera. …

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