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Man falls to his death at Burnaby construction site

WorkSafeBC and the BC Coroners Service are investigating a fatal workplace accident at a major Beedie Development Group warehouse construction site at 5255 N Fraser Way on May 23.

WorkSafeBC and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the death of a worker at a major warehouse construction site in Burnaby’s Big Bend area last month.

Emergency crews were called to 5255 N Fraser Way at 2:30 p.m. on May 23 for reports of a workplace accident, according assistant fire Chief Derek Masaro.

“The patient had fallen from a 50-foot construction platform,” he said.

The man sustained numerous injuries, including a skull fracture, according to Masaro.

Masaro said the injured worker had no vital signs when crews arrived, but firefighters performed CPR and other lifesaving procedures until the ambulance took him away.

The coroners service has confirmed it is investigating, as has WorkSafe, but neither could provide more details about the accident.

Beedie Development Group is building a massive, two-building warehouse complex on the 14.9-acre property at 5255 North Fraser Way.

The NOW reached out to the company for more information, but chief operating officer David Pearson said he wasn’t sure there was more the company could add.

“Most of the information is coming through the authorities at this time,” he said in an emailed response. “WorksafeBC is investigating the terrible tragedy.” 

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