Fort St John man dies at bridge construction site

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A construction worker was fatally injured at a bridge construction worksite last week north of Fort St. John.

According to WorkSafeBC, the incident took place on March 29 at approximately 1:30 p.m.

At this time, WorkSafeBC believes that the cause of death may have been contributed to the worker falling from a height.

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An investigation is currently on-going.

Through social media, friends have identified the worker as Derek Tompkins of Fort St. John.

Tompkins leaves behind a wife and three young daughters.

A GoFundMe Account has been set up to support the family at this difficult time.

In less than a day, the Account has raised over $21,000 of the $10,000 goal.

The GoFundMe Account can be found here.

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