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Greenhouse worker dies after fall

An employee of a Langley greenhouse suffered a fatal head injury in an apparent fall from a ladder Thursday afternoon (May 22).

It happened around 4 p.m. at Glenwood Valley Farms, a 14.5 acre greenhouse operation, which grows cucumbers, eggplants and peppers in the 21100 block of 24 Avenue.

The initial report by WorkSafe B.C. said the worker was discovered unresponsive at the bottom of a ladder.

The name, age and gender of the worker was not disclosed due to privacy regulations.

The WorkSafe B.C. Fatal and Serious Injury Investigation Team is reviewing the incident.

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