Two workers killed at a lumber yard in New Westminster on Saturday were apparently crushed by lumber that fell on them, according to WorkSafeBC.
The deaths of two employees of the Pacific Reload lumber yard is being investigated by police, the B.C. Coroners Service and WorkSafeBC., the province's chief workplace safety agency.
The names of the workers have not been released.
The pair were found dead at the lumber yard, located in the Queensborough area of New Westminster adjacent to the Fraser River, on Saturday just before 1 p.m.
"We do know that two workers were killed. We also know at this point this was an unwitnessed incident. Others found these two workers under lumber that apparently fell on top of them," WorkSafeBC spokesman Scott McCloy said Sunday. "It's just tragic. It's just the kind of stuff you dread."