RCMP investigating fatal Creston sawmill accident

A 28-year-old male employee was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased, Tuesday, Sept. 15

  • Sep. 21, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Creston Valley Advance

Creston RCMP were expected to wrap up their investigation into last Tuesday’s fatal accident at J.H. Huscroft Ltd. Thursday before turning the file over to Work Safe BC, said a statement released by RCMP.

Just after 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Creston RCMP were dispatched to the Erickson mill for the report of a workplace accident.

“A 28-year-old male employee was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased,” said the RCMP statement. “Preliminary investigations have revealed that the victim was pinned between a large stacker and the sort deck on which he was working.”

The BC Coroners Service released the victim’s name, identifying him as Dustin William John Gerlinsky of Kitchener.

A www.gofundme.com campaign was started by Creston resident and business owner Brandy Hunt, and has raised nearly $28,700 for Gerlinsky’s family.