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Update: Coroner identifies Oliver man killed on the job

Update: The BC Coroners Service has confirmed that Oliver man Sheldon Skolos, 27, was the victim of a workplace accident last week in Osoyoos.

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A worker had died while on the job at Osoyoos Cottages on Osoyoos Lake on Thursday.

WorkSafeBC said they were notified early Thursday afternoon of the incident in which a worker was struck and killed by a load of orientated strand board sheets that slid from a forklift. The boards are typically used for load-bearing applications in construction and is widely used for flooring, roof decking and wall sheathing.

Investigators for WorksSafeBC attended the worksite and will be continuing their investigation.

"They will be looking at all of the workplace factors that may have contributed to this incident, such as (but not limited to) worker training and supervision, condition and maintenance of equipment, training for use of equipment and for working in the area of mobile equipment," said Megan Johnston, communications officer for WorkSafeBC.

The worker was an employee of Stelkia Construction. Due to privacy legislation that WorkSafeBC is bound by, they said they are not able to release the details that would identify the worker.

"It's important to understand what contributed to this tragedy so that we can prevent similar accidents from happening in the future," said Johnston.

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