Construction worker passes away following accident at Kelowna

The incident occurred in a construction site of an apartment complex

Construction worker passes away following accident at Kelowna

A construction worker has died during an accident in a construction site in Kelowna, according to authorities, as reported in an article by CTV News Vancouver.

The Kelowna Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) stated that the accident occurred at the construction site of apartment complex Mission Heights, which is located at 2241 Springfield Rd. The police had confirmed that they were investigating the incident and that WorkSafe BC was notified regarding the situation.

Ironclad Developments Inc., the site’s developer which was based in Manitoba, had stated that the accident had caused the death of a tradesperson. CEO Ryan Van Damme took to a statement to express his sentiments regarding the unfortunate incident.

“Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with the family, friends, and colleagues affected by this devastating event,” said Van Damme, adding that the firm was working alongside the authorities to conduct an investigation regarding how the accident occurred and other details surrounding the matter.

The Ironclad Developments CEO also said that it will be taking all of the necessary measures that it can possibly take in order to prevent accidents similar to what occurred in the Kelowna construction site from happening again.

“We are profoundly shaken by this incident and are committed to providing full support to the family and all those impacted during this difficult time,” said Van Damme.

Details regarding the construction worker’s death as well as their identity has not been publicly released. The developer had asked for the privacy of the worker’s family to be respected.

Work at the construction site was suspended for approximately 72 hours and operations resumed on Tuesday morning.

Ironclad Developments Inc is a construction development company that focuses on designing and producing multi-family apartments in Canada. Its office is based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba.