25-year-old man dies following workplace incident at Sysco Victoria facility

25-year-old man dies following workplace incident at Sysco Victoria facility
Police at the scene of a workplace incident at the Sysco facility in Langford on March 2, 2020.

West Shore RCMP say they are investigating after a 25-year-old man died after a workplace incident at the Sysco Victoria facility in Langford.

Police said initial reports indicate that the man, who was an employee at the facility, was hit by a semi-tractor trailer and died from his injuries. Police responded to the location on March 2 shortly after 4 a.m.

“Police are in the very early stages of this investigation. The identity of the deceased will not be released at this time. The West Shore RCMP remains on scene and continues their investigation alongside WorkSafe BC and the BC Coroners Service. As this investigation is ongoing we are unable to share additional details at this time,” Const. Nancy Saggar, media relations officer with West Shore RCMP said in a release.

In a statement, Sysco confirmed at approximately 4:05 a.m., two employees were involved in a workplace incident “resulting in a fatality of one our associates.”

“Our deepest sympathies are with the individuals involved in the accident, as well as their families,” the company said.

“The safety of our associates is of utmost importance to Sysco. Local authorities, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and WorkSafeBC, are onsite and Sysco is fully cooperating with their ongoing investigation. Out of respect for the privacy of the individuals involved as well as their families, the names of the associates will not be disclosed.”

Sysco Victoria Inc. is located at 2881 Amy Road in Langford. Sysco Victoria began as North Douglas Foodservice Distributors back in the late 1970s. It started in Victoria as a broad line distribution company delivering specialty foods to restaurants on Vancouver Island. It expanded and was purchased by Sysco in 2000. It now serves businesses on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Powell River.


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