The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following an industrial accident in Coquitlam on Feb. 23, 2016.
He was Eric Lee Bird, also known as Eric Starr, aged 31, of Vancouver.
About 10:45 a.m. on Feb. 23, 2016, Mr. Bird was digging a ditch for a sewer line in Coquitlam when the trench collapsed. Mr. Bird was deceased at the scene.
The BC Coroners Service, WorkSafeBC and Coquitlam RCMP continue to investigate this incident.
The family of Mr. Bird has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that media respect their privacy at this difficult time.