A 49-year old Port Alberni man is dead after a tree falling accident in Sproat Lake.
Emergency crews responded to a call on Faber Road just before noon, RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan said.
There, BC Ambulance personnel attended to tree falling contractor who was suffering from serious leg and chest wounds, Allan said. The man was transported to West Coast General Hospital where he died of his injuries, she said.
The man operated a tree falling business and was contracted by a resident to cut down trees on the private property on Faber Road. The man was cutting down a tree when the accident happened.
The investigation has been turned over to the BC Coroners Service and WorkSafe BC.
The man’s identity is being withheld by the BC Coroner’s Service until next of kin have been notified.