British Columbia

WorkSafe investigating after B.C. MLA injured in concrete workplace incident

The B.C. Liberals say Peace River North MLA Dan Davies is 'in recovery' after an 'accident' at Inland Concrete in Fort St. John.

Peace River North MLA Dan Davies 'in recovery' after 'accident' at Inland Concrete, Liberals say

Peace River North MLA Dan Davies has been working part-time for Inland Concrete since 1995, according to his LinkedIn profile. He tweeted this photo in 2016 to mark his 21st anniversary with the company. (Daniel Davies/Twitter)

WorkSafeBC is investigating after an employee at a concrete manufacturer — who is also a Liberal MLA — was injured in a "serious" incident at his workplace in Fort St. John, B.C.

Peace River North MLA Dan Davies was struck by a loader at Inland Concrete at about 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Lehigh Hanson owns the concrete manufacturer. A company statement said the employee was treated for injuries locally before being flown to Vancouver for medical treatment.

On Wednesday, the B.C. Liberals said Davies is "now alert and in recovery."

"Dan and his family appreciate the hard work of first responders and medical staff who have provided him with excellent care," said a statement.

Davies has been working for Inland Concrete "on and off" since 1995, according to his LinkedIn profile. He tweeted a photo of himself at work in 2016 to mark his 21st anniversary with the company.

WorkSafe confirmed on Wednesday that an investigation has been launched.

Davies, left, looks on as then-Liberal leader Christy Clark, right, makes a campaign stop at Inland Concrete in Fort St. John on April 18, 2017. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Campaign stop

Christy Clark made a campaign stop at Inland Concrete during her run for re-election last spring.

Davies stood alongside Clark as she reiterated the Liberals' commitment to the Site C dam project, which was already fuelling the Peace River economy at that time.

Lehigh Hanson said it has launched an investigation into what happened.

"Our thoughts are with our employee's family and friends during this time," the statement said.