Water truck driver ID’ed as man who died at Coal Mountain

Miles Bradley Lorenz of Coleman was killed by falling rocks on Sunday

The man who died in a workplace accident at Teck’s Coal Mountain mine on Sunday has been identified as Miles Bradley Lorenz, 59, from Coleman, Alberta.

The B.C. Coroners Service released the information on Tuesday, March 18.

According to the coroner, Lorenz was a water truck driver. On Sunday, March 16, he was filling his truck with water when he was hit by frozen rock that fell off a separate vehicle.

He was transported to hospital in Blairmore, Alberta, but could not be resuscitated.

The B.C. Coroners Service, the B.C. Inspector of Mines and the RCMP continue to investigate the death.

Lorenz’s family has been notified of his death.