Industrial accident kills man

Surrey man dies while operating a Bobcat compact excavator

An industrial accident in a community 110 kilometres east of Vancouver has claimed the life of a 45-year-old Surrey man.

The B.C. Coroners Service announced Monday that Robert Thomas Trevena died Saturday while operating a Bobcat compact excavator on private property in Deroche.

Exact details of the incident were not available by Peace Arch News press time.

The incident is being investigated by the coroner’s service and WorkSafeBC.