Sayward logger killed on job

A 39-year-old Sayward man died Monday after being struck by a falling log.

SAYWARD—A 39-year-old Sayward man died Monday after being struck by a falling log, WorkSafeBC said this week.

Darren James Wilson was part of a crew, contracted by Herrera Enterprises of Campbell River, cutting timber for shakes as part of a cedar salvage project.

The workers were operating in a remote area off the Eve River Main logging road north of Sayward.

He suffered critical injuries in the incident late on the morning of Oct. 21, and died before he could be transported from the area to hospital, the B.C. Coroners Service said.

“Our fatal and serious incident officers are investigating this incident,” WorkSafeBC communications officer Megan Johnston said Tuesday afternoon as the Gazette was going to press. “Telecommunications are an issue in that very remote area, and our information at this time is very preliminary.”

The Coroners Service is also involved in the investigation.