Trench Collapse Can Be Deadly

A 31-year-old man died on a residential construction site in Coquitlam, BC, on Feb. 23 when a trench collapsed on him. The Province reported that he was digging the trench for a sewer line when the soil caved in around him. Paramedics used hand tools to free him, then attempted CPR, but he died at the scene.

This tragic incident is still under investigation by WorkSafeBC, the Coquitlam RCMP, and the BC Coroners Service. Even though we don’t yet have all the answers, we know it’s incredibly sad for his loved ones. The effect of a sudden tragedy spreads through a community, touching many, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by this loss of a young life that ended much too soon.

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