A City of Vancouver road worker was killed in a workplace accident just east of the Vancouver-Burnaby border Saturday.
Burnaby RCMP, ambulances and crews from the city and WorkSafeBC descended on the 3800-block of Second Avenue, which sits close to Boundary Road and Lougheed Highway.
The city said the “critical incident” happened at around 2:15 p.m.
Today at approximately 2:15 pm a critical incident occurred at the worksite of a City of Vancouver engineering streets crew.
Investigations are currently underway with RCMP, Worksafe BC and a City internal investigation.
— City of Vancouver (@CityofVancouver) September 28, 2019
WorkSafeBC said it is investigating a “serious workplace incident” but would not provide any further details.
The BC Coroners Service is on scene, but would not give any information.
Burnaby RCMP referred questions to WorkSafeBC.
City of Vancouver road crews have been conducting paving work and water main installation on Boundary Road since the spring, with work expected to continue into the following year.
Traffic was impacted in the area but has since been cleared.