Fatality occurs at TimberWest’s Bonanza Lake operations

A fatal accident occurred on Friday afternoon involving a contractor at TimberWest’s Bonanza Lake operations near Port McNeill on Vancouver Island.

“We express our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues touched by this tragic accident,” said Jeff Zweig president and CEO of TimberWest. “Our industry is tightly knit, and the pain from this loss is felt throughout.”

No details about the accident have been released.

A TimberWest statement said the company has lent its full support to authorities in the ongoing investigation.

Operations were suspended on Monday.