Young man killed in 'possible electrocution' at Vancouver construction site

May 9 2019, 4:19 am

One man is dead after apparent workplace accident at a construction site in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon.

BC Emergency Health Services (BC EHS) told Daily Hive that crews received a call for a “possible electrocution” at a construction site near the Oak Street Bridge, just before 1 pm.

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In response, BC EHS dispatched four ambulance crews to the scene and two patients were treated. One of them was taken to hospital in condition described as “stable.” The other didn’t survive.

The BC Coroners Office was also notified of the incident and said that a man in his mid-20s had died, but added they were unable to offer any further details at this early stage in the investigation.

WorkSafe BC also confirmed that it had been notified about the incident and that officers were dispatched to the scene.

Daily Hive has reached out to the Vancouver Police for comment.

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