AT approximately 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 25, North Vancouver RCMP responded to a report of an industrial accident at a construction site on Chesterfield Avenue between West 1st Street and Esplanade Avenue. North Vancouver City Fire Department and BC Ambulance Service also attended the scene which appeared to be a structural collapse.
One person was rescued from the debris and taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries where they currently remain. While their condition is unknown, their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
A second person was located within the collapse. Personnel at the scene determined that as a result of serious injuries, the person died. Due to the degree of risk of further collapse, personnel were unable to recover the body. Once the scene has been rendered safe, BC Coroners Service is the agency that will make any official confirmation of death, police said.
North Vancouver RCMP’s serious crime investigators have assumed conduct of the investigation as is the protocol in any workplace fatality. As this is an ongoing investigation, police said no further details will be provided.