Vernon and North Okanagan
Statement released in wake of death
Aug 30, 2013 / 12:20 pm
In response to the death of Salmon Arm teenager Shane Mackenzie Gorner, who died on the job while working at Dinoflex Manufacturing on Thursday, the company has released the following statement:
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our colleague, Shane Gorner, who died tragically in an accident at our plant yesterday. We will provide whatever support we can to Shane’s family during this difficult period.
We have brought in grief counsellors to meet with any members of staff who need emotional support. We don’t know at this stage exactly how the accident happened, but we are working with investigators from Worksafe BC and the coroner to determine that.
Dinoflex is committed to the safety of all employees. Our safety committee will conduct its own review of the accident and, together with the Worksafe BC and coroner’s reports, make any improvements to operating procedures that may be identified. We will also be commissioning a third party safety audit of the entire plant to supplement a recent successful WorkSafe BC audit."
The accident is still under investigation by RCMP, BC Coroners Service and WorkPlace BC.
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