As a follow-up to yesterday's announcement, we regret to report that a contract truck driver was fatally injured while working at the Crofton mill. The contract truck driver was delivering wood chips to the mill on the evening of December 9 when he was discovered missing by mill personnel.
The mill activated its Emergency Response Plan, and the RCMP and WorkSafe BC were promptly contacted to launch an investigation at the site.
WorkSafe BC is leading the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident to determine cause. The RCMP and the Coroner's Office are also investigating. We are fully supporting the investigations.
We are all saddened by this tragic accident. I know you join me in extending heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends during this very difficult time.
Please take the time you need to assist and support one another during this challenging period.
President and Chief Executive Officer