Tree falling accident kills Alberni man

A 49-year old Port Alberni man was killed in a tree falling accident on Faber Road Tuesday morning.

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.

reporter@valleynews.com

Twitter.com/AlberniNews

Just Posted

Port Alberni to host cruise ships again in 2019

Port Alberni last hosted a cruise ship in May 2013

Canadian Blood Services in need of donors

Port Alberni Blood Donor Clinic increasing to three days in June

Foot found near Victoria belonged to missing Washington man

No foul play suspected in death of Stanley Okumoto, 79

Greyhound cleared to end routes in northern B.C., Vancouver Island

Company says nine routes have dropped 30% in ridership in last five years

High school artists show their work at Rollin Art Centre

The next art exhibit starts on Thursday, March 8

VIDEO: Top 10 B.C. budget highlights

The NDP is focusing on childcare, affordable housing and speeding up the elimination of MSP premiums

Three new judges appointed to B.C. Supreme Court

Two spots filled in Vancouver, one in New Westminster

BCHL Today: Merritt’s Buckley nets scholarship and Vees slam Salmon Arm

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Crowns asks for more time in Victoria double murder of young sisters

Andrew Berry’s next court appearance will be in three weeks to set a date for trial to begin

B.C. MP invites convicted terrorist to Trudeau reception in India

Jaspal Atwal was convicted of trying to assassinate an Indian cabinet minister

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Women’s ice hockey team loses first Olympic game in 20 years

Team Canada added two silvers and a bronze to their total

‘You just don’t know when someone has a challenge’

Wounded Warriors Run BC spreads awareness of mental health, hopes to raise $100,000

Canadian support split on Trans Mountain pipeline debate: Poll

Angus Reid poll surveying Canadians on pipeline stance finds no clear winner

Tired of ‘big city life’? One-stoplight town hosts contest to lure in city slickers

Contest by BC Rural Centre hopes to attract city folks to a small town in the Kootenays

Most Read