The three victims of the deadly ammonia leak at Fernie Memorial Arena Tuesday have been identified.
The coroners service has identified the victims as:
- 59-year-old Wayne Hornquist of Fernie.
- 52-year-old Lloyd Smith of Fernie.
- 46-year-old Jason Podloski of Turner Valley, Alberta.
Smith, an off-duty part-time paramedic, was working “at his other job with the City of Fernie when he died,” BC Emergency Health Services said in a statement.
“The BC Coroners Service continues to investigate the circumstances of these deaths,” wrote Andy Watson, manager of strategic communications in a release.
WorkSafeBC, Technical Safety BC, the RCMP and the employer are all taking part in the investigation.
An evacuation order for the area surrounding the Fernie Memorial Arena remains in effect.