Vernon man killed working on vehicle

RCMP investigating death of a man at a business Friday morning on 34th Street

Vernon man killed working on vehicle

One man is dead following a workplace accident Friday morning.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP and the B.C. Ambulance Service were called to a business on 34th Street shortly before noon.

“An adult male worker at the business suffered fatal injuries while working on a vehicle,” said RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

Trish Knight Chernecki, senior manager of government and media relations for WorkSafe B.C., said preliminary investigation shows a four-by-four vehicle slid off a hoist and pinned the worker.

She added that two WorkSafe B.C. officers were dispatched to the scene.

No other details are being released at this time. The initial investigation is still ongoing.