Man falls and dies at Burnaby construction site

WorkSafeBC and the BC Coroners Service are investigating a fatal work accident that occurred 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 2.30pm on May 23 to reports of a work accident, according to Deputy Fire Chief Derek Masaro.

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

The man suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured skull, 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 confirmed it was investigating, as did WorkSafe, but neither could provide further details of the accident.

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

The NOW has contacted the company and is awaiting a response.

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