Workplace accident claims Kelowna man’s life

A 28 year old Kelowna man died working on a fracking operation in Fort St. John

  • Mar. 13, 2015 3:00 p.m.

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a male who died following an industrial accident at the Progress Gas Plant north of Fort St. John on March 11.

He was Jack Shawn Eyles,  28, of Kelowna.

Eyles was working on a fracking operation at the Progress Plant located about 200 km. north of Fort St. John near Mile 126 of the Alaska Highway when, shortly after midnight on March 11, something went wrong.  Eyles was deceased at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service, WorkSafeBC and the RCMP continue to investigate this death.

The family of Mr. Eyles has been notified of his death. On behalf of the family, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.

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