The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died as a result of an industrial accident at Tolko’s Lavington planer mill Saturday.
The victim is Bradley Michael Thomas Haslam, 18, from Lumby.
Haslam was working an overnight shift at the planer mill when he was found by co-workers severely injured in the early morning hours Saturday. He was rushed by ambulance to Vernon Jubilee Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Haslam graduated from Charles Bloom Secondary School in Lumby this month. Principal Ken Gatzke described Haslam as a “terrific student.”
“He was well-loved by all students and staff,” said Gatzke. “He was a tremendous kid. All our kids are special. Brad was a leader in our school and well-loved in the community.”
The Coroners Service and WorkSafe B.C. continue to investigate the accident.
See Wednesday’s Morning Star for more details.