Sooke Logger dies felling trees

B.C. Coroner Service releases name of logger killed

  • Sep. 18, 2012 7:00 p.m.

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 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. Child.

There is no notice yet of a date for a service.

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