WorkSafeBC officials were in the 900-block of Lee Street in White Rock after a backhoe working in the area lost control and hit three vehicles. (Tracy Holmes photo)

WorkSafeBC officials were in the 900-block of Lee Street in White Rock after a backhoe working in the area lost control and hit three vehicles. (Tracy Holmes photo)

WorkSafe investigates after backhoe hits three vehicles in White Rock

Incident occurred Monday afternoon in 900-block of Lee Street

Three vehicles were damaged Monday afternoon in a construction-zone incident in the 900-block of Lee Street in White Rock.

Two cars – a Subaru station wagon and an Acura – and a truck were hit when the equipment somehow lost control and went over a retaining wall, coming to rest in a driveway.

Rob Telfer, vice-president of Eurovia BC, told Peace Arch News his company was in the area as part of a City of White Rock contract to upgrade infrastructure in six locations, including Lee Street.

He was not on-site at the time of the incident.

“My understanding, a backhoe lost control going down a hill and ran into three cars,” Telfer said.

No one was injured, however, the backhoe operator – who Telfer described as “a sub-contractor of a sub-contractor” – was reportedly shaken up.

Telfer said it is too early to speculate as to what caused the machine to lose control, but said he’s “extremely pleased” that no one was injured.

“It’s our number-one concern,” he said.

The owner of the Subaru, who did not want to be identified, agreed the incident could have been much worse.

“Fortunately, nobody was killed,” she said.

WorkSafeBC is investigating.