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WorkSafeBC investigates ferry worker’s death in Richmond: Union

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June 16, 2020
By The Canadian Press

Health & Safety Transportation fatality Ferry WorkSafeBC

Body was recovered Saturday

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.

He says WorkSafeBC is investigating.



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