One person is confirmed dead after a work-site accident in Duncan on Oct. 28. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

One person is confirmed dead after a work-site accident in Duncan on Oct. 28. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

One person dead after work-site accident in Duncan

Death occurred at auto-wrecking yard on Boys Road

The BC Coroners Service is investigating a death in a work place in Duncan on Oct. 28.

The death occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. last Thursday at the Eagle Auto Wrecking site on Boys Road.

Eagle Auto Wrecking said out of respect for the family of the individual who died, they are not making a statement at this time, though they did say the accident did not have anything to do with work being done by the business, instead with work being done at the site by a third party.

Ryan Panton, manager of strategic communications and media relations for the BC Coroners Service, said as the coroner’s investigation is open, he is unable to provide any additional information at this time.



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WorkSafe BC also said it was also notified of a serious workplace incident at that address.

WorkSafe BC’s prevention and investigations teams responded to the incident, and an investigation has been launched, WorkSafe BC said in a statement.

“The purpose of WorkSafe BC’s investigation is to determine the cause of the incident, and any contributing factors, with the aim to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future,” the statement said.

“We do not have any additional information that can be shared at this time.”

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