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Logging truck accident leaves driver dead

Nov. 16, 2017 - An employee of a contractor working for TimberWest was killed Wednesday morning when the logging truck he was driving veered off the road.

The truck plunged into water near TimberWest's 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," TimberWest president and chief executive officer Jeff Zweig said in a statement. "A fatality within our forest community deeply impacts all of us."

TimberWest said it is working closely with the RCMP, WorkSafe BC and its contractor on the investigation.

The company said operations were suspended out of respect for the deceased and his family, and to provide support to friends and colleagues.

November 16, 2017  By  Tamar Atik

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