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Investigation into fall off crane at 8th Street Bridge site

IIO is asking any person with relevant information to contact them.
8th street crane
Investigation is ongoing.

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating the circumstances surrounding a death in Dawson Creek.

At about 4:35 am on May 23, RCMP responded to a 911 call regarding a man reported to be climbing a crane at the 8th Street Bridge construction site.

The man subsequently fell and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The IIO was notified shortly thereafter and has commenced an investigation to determine what role, if any, police actions or inactions may have played in the death. The BC Coroners Service is also conducting an independent investigation to determine the circumstances of the death.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information of the incident to please contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the website or at