Man dies following worksite accident at Wainright Marine

A 49 year old man lost his life on Wednesday afternoon after an embankment gave way at Wainwright Marine.

A 49 year old man lost his life on Wednesday afternoon after an embankment gave way at Wainright Marine.

According to RCMP, who were called to the scene just after noon on Aug. 19, the man became trapped underwater following the accident. Despite the best efforts of co-workers, paramedics and the Prince Rupert Fire Department, the man was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The matter has now been turned over to WorkSafe BC for further investigation, with the Prince Rupert RCMP and the BC Coroner’s Service assisting.

The name of the man has not been released by RCMP.