Tolko Mill

Employees at Kelowna’s Tolko plant to get support in grief

Service providers will be available on-site and via phone to support crews as they deal with the news and upon return to work

  • Feb. 1, 2017 4:00 p.m.

As the investigation into Ivor Lundin’s death while operating the boom-boat at Kelowna’s Tolko plant continues, the company is looking at ways to address the emotional distress of his co-workers.

“As a company, we are extremely saddened by this loss of life and our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the deceased during this difficult time,” said Brad Thorlakson, President and CEO. “

RELATED: KELOWNA MAN DIES WHILE OPERATING TOLKO BOOM-BOAT

“We want to thank everyone involved in the response and recovery operation for their professionalism and compassion in handling the situation. We also know that the coming days and weeks will be difficult for our Kelowna employees and we will be providing assistance to them during this time.”

Tolko’s Employee and Family Assistance Program has been notified and service providers will be available on-site and via phone to support crews as they deal with the news and upon return to work once the mill has been cleared to resume operations.

Relevant authorities remain on site and continue to investigate the events leading up to the incident, and Tolko is co-operating.

The mill is currently curtailed, and the scene remains secured by the RCMP.

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