The West Vancouver Police Department says a worker was killed in an industrial accident in the 3300 block of Cypress Bowl Road around 2:40 p.m. PT Thursday .

Spokesperson Cst. Jeff Palmer says the 56-year-old Burnaby resident was performing repairs on excavation equipment at a road construction site when the equipment accidentally shifted.

The worker became trapped underneath the equipment and when rescued, Palmer says, he could not be revived.

WorkSafeBC was called to the scene and has now taken over the investigation.

MAP: Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver, B.C.