A fish-packaging company in Campbell River is mourning the loss of a long-time worker who died on the job.
Jamie Prodaehl, 53, died in a work-related incident on Jan. 17, confirmed David Stover, the company’s co-owner.
“It’s a small company, everyone’s like family and we’re just dealing with it as best we can. We’re supporting one another, and I can’t say more than that,” Stover said when reached by CHEK News Thursday.
Prodaehl, who leaves behind two children, is described by Brown’s Bay staff as a star worker who never missed a day in his 27 years at the company. They say they’re “deeply saddened” by his passing.
“Jamie was a straight-talking, hard-working, jack of all trades, who was a mainstay for Browns Bay Packing for decades,” reads a notice on the company’s website.
A WorkSafeBC spokesperson confirmed to CHEK News an investigation is underway but could not provide further details.
“The purpose of our investigation is to identify the cause of the incident, including any contributing factors, so that similar incidents can be prevented from happening in the future,” the spokesperson said.