Site C worker dies from COVID-19

BC Hydro has confirmed that a Site C worker who contracted the COVID-19 virus has died.

Few details are known at this time. BC Hydro spokesman Dave Conway said Monday the company learned of the death over the weekend, and that the individual worked for one of its contractors.

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“This case was concluded to have been from a community transmission and not the result of an onsite transmission,” Conway said.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to individual’s family, friends and co-workers. Out of respect for the person’s family, we will not be providing any further information at this time.”

BC Hydro has reported 40 cases of COVID-19 among the Site C workforce since the pandemic began last March.

Of those, seven cases are listed as active, while 33 cases have been cleared.

As of Monday, there were 942 workers reported at camp, including three in self-isolation.

This is a developing story.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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