BC Coroners Service confirms identity of Quebec man who died in freak accident in Osoyoos
The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a male who died following an accident at an Osoyoos fruit farm where he had worked for the summer on (Sunday) September 26 as Gabriel Gendreau-Martineau, aged 23, of St. Agathe, Quebec, a town in the Laurentians northwest of Montreal.
Gendreau-Martineau had spent the summer working on the Osoyoos fruit farm, but had concluded his work there. He was still tenting on the property prior to his planned departure later on September 26.
On the morning Sunday, a full-time worker on the farm found Mr. Gendreau-Martineau deceased at the base of a six-metre high pile of stacked fruit crates.
Preliminary investigation suggests he was climbing the stack in the early morning hours of Sunday, when the top crate came loose, causing him to fall to the parking lot below.
The BC Coroners Service and the RCMP continue to investigate this death.
Quebec man dies in freak accident in Osoyoos
A young man has died in a freak accident at a fruit packing plant Friday in Osoyoos.
Gabriel Gendreau-Martineau, in his early 20’s, had concluded work at Fernandes Fruit Market in the South Okanagan City.
However, last Friday Gendreau-Martineau was found by a co-worker at the base of a 20-foot pile of stacking fruit bins.
The initial investigation suggests the Quebec man had been climbing the stack in the early morning hours, when the top crate came loose, causing him to fall.
BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate.