July 25, 2012
Coroner releases names of deceased workers
The identities of two men who died in separate workplace accidents in the Lower Mainland last week were released.
“The B.C. Coroners Service expresses its condolences to the families and friends of Mr. Singh and Mr. Leon and also its appreciation to WorkSafeBC for their assistance with these investigations,” said the B.C. Coroners Service in a press release.
Surrey resident Hardial Singh, 40, was killed at the Lafarge ready-mix concrete plant in Vancouver on July 10, after being buried under a pile of gravel.
The incident involved gravel being delivered by subcontractor, Mainland Group Contracting, to the Lafarge plant at 268 Kent Avenue South in Vancouver.
Singh was in the process of dumping a load of gravel and was behind the truck.
For some reason, the tail gate opened up and dumped gravel on him.
WorkSafeBC is conducting an investigation.
Surrey resident David William Leon, 48, was hit by a dump truck and killed at the construction site of the South Fraser Perimeter Road near River Road in Delta.
The initial reports indicate that a dump truck ran over Leon, who was working as a spotter or a Traffic Control Person (TCP).
Leon was an employee of FTD Constructors.
WorkSafeBC dispatched officers to the scene, and is trying to determine if the man was a spotter, a TCP or both.
The B.C. Coroners Service and WorkSafeBC are continuing to investigate both deaths.
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