Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:10 PM
Mike Farnworth, Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, issued the following statement on workplace fatalities and injuries in Kamloops:
“We are saddened to learn of a workplace fatality and multiple injuries in the Kamloops community earlier today. The circumstances surrounding the alleged ammonia leak at Mount Paul Industrial Park are still under investigation by the Kamloops RCMP, WorkSafeBC and the BC Coroners Service. There is no threat to public safety in the area.
“This is a tragic situation, and we send our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of the deceased. Our hearts are with them.
“Workers and their families shouldn’t have to worry about their safety and well-being while on the job. Tragedies like this strengthen our resolve to ensure that everyone in British Columbia can enjoy a safe workplace.
“We would like to thank those who responded quickly and heroically, including the Kamloops RCMP, Kamloops Fire Rescue, Environmental Emergency Response Officers and BC Emergency Health Services. »