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Worker killed after being thrown from excavator at B.C. construction site

Police say the 34-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene

May 11, 2017  by The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—Worksafe BC and the BC Coroner’s Service are investigating a fatal workplace accident in West Vancouver.

Police say a worker was thrown from an excavator when it accidentally overturned while working at the top of a steep slope May 10.

It happened at a construction site on Chippendale Road shortly after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say the 34-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, but have released few other details about the incident.

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The man’s name has not been released.


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