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WorkSafeBC investigates ferry worker's death in Richmond: union

(Source: Riley Phillips/NEWS 1130)
Summary

The company says the worker was employed in its fleet maintenance unit and fell into the river on Friday

WorkSafeBC is investigating

RICHMOND, B.C. — BC Ferries says the body of one of its workers was recovered Saturday after the employee fell into the Fraser River in Richmond.

The company says the worker was employed in its fleet maintenance unit and fell into the river on Friday.

Graeme Johnston, president of the BC Ferry & Marine Workers Union, said the worker died in a workplace accident at Deas Dock.

“We are incredibly saddened by the loss, and our thoughts are with the member’s family and coworkers,” he writes in a release.

He says WorkSafeBC is investigating.