Port Alberni faller killed on the job was Lawrence David McDonald, 49
Sep 21 2012
The faller was killed on Tuesday morning in Port Alberni has been identified as 49-year-old Lawrence David McDonald, the B.C. Coroners Service confirmed Wednesday.
McDonald was part of a tree service crew working on private property where the owner had requested that a number of trees be cut down. He was falling a tree when something went wrong, according to the coroner.
He was found by co-workers within a few minutes of the incident occurring and was transported to hospital but he died en route.
The B.C. Coroners Service and WorkSafe B.C. are continuing to investigate this death.