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Jan. 7, 2013

Ministry of Justice
BC Coroners Service


BC Coroners Service confirms identity of man killed in industrial incident


VANCOUVER The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after being involved in a compact excavator incident that occurred on Jan. 5, 2013, in Deroche.


The man is Robert Thomas Trevena, aged 45, from Surrey.


Mr. Trevena was operating a Bobcat compact excavator on private property in Deroche when the incident occurred.


Emergency personnel attended the scene of the incident, but confirmed Mr. Trevena deceased.


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


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


The BC Coroners Service expresses its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Trevena.



For further information, please contact:


Robert Fisher

BC Coroners Service

250 356-9326



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