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Vernon man dies in accident
Vernon man dies in accident

Vernon man dies in accident

VERNON – A man sustained fatal injuries while working on a vehicle at a Vernon business today.

Trish Knight Chernecki, spokesperson for WorkSafe B.C., says Mounties contacted the agency to report that a four-by-four vehicle slid off an elevated hoist and pinned a worker.

She says WorkSafeBC was notified at about 12:30 p.m., on Friday and that two officers were sent to the shop.

Knight Chernecki says the RCMP would initially investigate any criminal cause before handing the case to the agency.

She says that once the two officers would complete an inspection report expected by next week before doing a thorough report detailing cause and prevention issues, though that could take up to six months.


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