Lake Cowichan: A fatal logging truck accident occurred on Wednesday morning involving an employee of a contractor working for TimberWest. The accident occurred near the Honeymoon Bay operations adjacent to Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island.
“We express our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues affected by this tragic accident. A fatality within our forest community deeply impacts all of us,” said Jeff Zweig president and CEO of TimberWest. “We are working closely with the RCMP, WorkSafe and our contractor on the investigation.”
TimberWest has lent its full support to authorities in the ongoing investigation. Operations have been suspended out of respect for the deceased and his family, and to provide support to friends and colleagues.
TimberWest has been operating for over 100 years on the BC Coast. All its public and private forest lands are third-party certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. TimberWest is privately owned by two leading Canadian pension funds.
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