This morning, while delivering bundles of pipe to trucks, the Checker was fatally injured when the pile of pipe gave way and rolled on the worker.
Emergency response by everyone was excellent. Worker was taken to Lion’s Gate Hospital and passed away on the operating table.
It is not known at this time how this accident happened. Western Stevedoring, the Union, and HRSDC are investigating. Active Strapping has been brought in to test the strapping on the bundles.
Anyone who has any questions on this please contact the Business Agent by calling 604-254-7131.
ILWU Local 500 Officers