Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

September 18, 2014 18:51 ET

Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service Confirms Identity of Deceased Workers

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2014) -

For Immediate Release


September 18, 2014

Ministry of Justice

BC Coroners Service


BC Coroners Service confirms identity of deceased workers

KELOWNA - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of two men who died following an industrial motor vehicle incident near Cranbrook on Sept. 16, 2014.

They are Murray Neil Fadden, aged 36, of Dryden, Ontario, and Larry John Chorneyko, aged 58, of Arran, Saskatchewan, a small town about 90 km northeast of Yorkton.

Mr. Fadden and Mr. Chorneyko were employed at a rock-quarry mining operation known as Swansea Ridge Quarry about 16 km south of Cranbrook. At about 5 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2014, Mr. Fadden was driving and Mr. Chroneyko was a passenger in a Mini Mack truck on a mine site access track that ran parallel to a conveyor. While on a steep descent, the truck went out of control and at the bottom of the track, it crashed and overturned. Both Mr. Fadden and Mr. Chorneyko were deceased at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service and the BC Inspector of Mines continue to investigate these deaths.

The families of both Mr. Fadden and Mr. Chorneyko have been notified of their deaths. On behalf of the families, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Larry Marzinzik
    Regional Coroner, Interior Region
    BC Coroners Service
    250 861-7429