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Sept. 17, 2012

Ministry of Justice
BC Coroners Service


BC Coroners Service confirms identity of deceased logger


VICTORIA The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died while working on a logging site on Vancouver Island on Sept. 13, 2012.


The deceased is Toby Lee Childs, aged 38, from Sooke.


Mr. Childs was part of a logging crew working in a rugged area in the remote northwest corner of Vancouver Island, northwest of Port Alice. He was felling trees on a steep uphill slope when something went wrong. He was found by co-workers within a few minutes of the incident, and was pronounced deceased at the scene.


The BC Coroners Service and WorkSafeBC are continuing to investigate this death.


The family of Mr. Childs has been notified of his death. The BC Coroners Service expresses its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Childs.


For further information, please contact:


Barb McLintock

Coroner, Strategic Programs

BC Coroners Service

250 356-9253


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