Fatal workplace incident shuts down Kelowna construction site

Mission Heights project is under investigation

Fatal workplace incident shuts down Kelowna construction site

A fatal workplace accident occurred at the Mission Heights construction site on Springfield Road in Kelowna on Friday.

The construction site is part of an apartment complex near Orchard Park Mall, which has since been shut down indefinitely after the incident. The BC Coroners Service confirmed the death on Sunday.

The company responsible for the Mission Heights project, Ironclad Developments Inc., reported that the accident involved one of their construction workers.

"It is with deep sorrow that Ironclad Developments Inc. announces a tragic accident at our construction site in Kelowna on June 14, 2024. This incident resulted in the loss of one of our dedicated sub-trades. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with the family, friends, and colleagues affected by this devastating event," CEO Ryan Van Damme said.

Following the incident, work at the site has been suspended and a security guard has been stationed outside the complex. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said that an investigation is underway.

"We are working closely with the relevant authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident. We ask for the privacy of the affected family, our staff, and sub-trades to be respected as we navigate through this challenging period," Van Damme said.