Man killed in industrial accident identified

  • Tue Mar 1st, 2011 4:00pm
  • News

There was no damage to the outside of this warehouse in the 2600 block of Kyle Road during the collapse of a wooden storage structure on Mar. 1.

Businessman and father Regan Toker has been identified as the man killed in the collapse of a warehouse loft off Kyle Road during the evening of Mar. 1.

The 36-year-old warehouse and sales manager was beneath a wooden storage structure inside the Collins-Toker Agencies Ltd. building in the early evening when it collapsed, bringing down a heavy load of materials stockpiled there.

Friends looking for him called West Kelowna RCMP at just after 6 p.m.

Emergency crews attended the property in the 2600 block of Kyle Road until late into the night, but firefighters could not safely remove Toker’s body until the next day when it was confirmed there would be no further collapse.

Toker leaves behind two sons, aged 11 and 13. An autopsy was expected to be conducted in Penticton today.

Worksafe B.C. has taken over the investigation into the incident. There was no damage to the outside structure of the building.

The family business is based in Winnipeg, selling sealants, weatherstripping and other products to the window, glass and door industries. Collins-Toker also owns warehouses in Winnipeg and Langley.