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Qualicum Beach logger killed on the job near Port Alberni

PORT ALBERNI - A 42-year old faller was killed on the job near Port Alberni yesterday.

The accident happened at approximately 9:45 a .m. and occurred near Nitnat Lake, RCMP watch commander Brady Mathison said.

Emergency crews attended the incident but "The man died as a result of injuries sustained in a logging accident," Mathison said.

No specifics regarding the incident were known yet, he added.

The man was a Qualicum Beach resident and was a subcontractor working for Western Forest Products, Mathison said.

Police and the coroner have handed the investigation over to the Workers Compensation Board.

— Staff Writer, Alberni Valley News/Black Press

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