Comox man dies in logging accident near Port McNeill

WatchPort McNeill RCMP say a 41-year-old man from Comox died in a workplace accident at a logging facility on Mount Connolly earlier this week.

For the second time this month, a logging accident has claimed the life of a Vancouver Island man.

Port McNeill RCMP say they received reports of a workplace fatality at a logging facility on Mount Connolly, near Kingcome Inlet, shortly before 12:30 p.m. on March 15.

When officers arrived, they discovered a 41-year-old man from Comox had died. His identity is not being disclosed and

“While the circumstances surrounding the man’s death remain under investigation, criminality is not suspected,” said Sgt. Curtis Davis of the Port McNeill RCMP.

However, CHEK News has learned the victim is a faller who may have been hit by another tree that came down adjacent to one that was being cut.

The B.C. Coroners Service and WorkSafe BC are conducting their own, concurrent investigations into the incident.

It’s the second logging fatality this month, after Chris Bohn, 54-year-old faller and married father of three was killed in an accident near Gold River on March 1.

Bohn’s death was the first harvesting death in the province this year, according to the B.C. Forest Safety Council.

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