Long-time City of Vancouver employee killed in workplace accident

Gord Dolyniuk had worked for the city for 32 years and at the time of his death was a truck driver in the streets engineering department.

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A long-time City of Vancouver employee was killed in a workplace accident on Friday.

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In a statement, City Manager Paul Mochrie said the crash that fatally injured 64-year-old employee Gord Dolyniuk took place at the city’s national court location.

Other staff and first responders who attended attempted to take action to save lives, but Dolyniuk’s injuries were “too serious” and he did not survive.

Dolyniuk had worked for the city for 32 years and at the time of his death was a truck driver in the streets engineering department.

“We will learn from this to prevent this from happening again – the most important thing for the city is that our employees return home safely,” Mochrie said in an emailed statement to Postmedia on Monday.

‚ÄúThis is a devastating loss for our organization. The town offers its deepest condolences to Gord’s family and to the many members of our staff who were friends of Gord and worked with him over the years.

Vancouver police and WorkSafe BC visited the site on Friday, and the site will investigate.

The city is cooperating with WorkSafe BC and will also conduct its own investigation.

The flags of Vancouver City Hall and other facilities will be half-masted in honor of Dolyniuk.

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