Fatality at Tolko’s Lavington Division


Fatality at Tolko’s Lavington Division

VERNON, British Columbia, Canada – Tolko regrets to report that an employee at its Lavington Division has died as a result of an industrial accident which occurred around 2 am on Saturday, June 15th.

“We are extremely saddened by this event and extend our sincerest sympathies to the family and loved ones,” said Rob Fraser, general manager, Southern Interior. “We are currently assisting WorkSafe BC and the BC Coroner’s office with the investigation of this unfortunate accident as well as conducting our own internal review. Operations at the mill will be curtailed today and will remain so until WorkSafe BC gives the go ahead to restart.”

When operations resume, Tolko’s Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) service provider will be available on-site to support crews as they return to work.

Further updates will be provided, as appropriate, when information becomes available.


For further information please contact:

Janice Lockyer, Communications Advisor
Tolko Industries Ltd.
T 250 550 2598 | M 250 306 0929

Maritza Reilly, Communications Coordinator
Tolko Industries Ltd.
T 250 550 2571 | M 250 308 8021