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Update: Nanaimo RCMP investigating after body found at work site

RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service are investigating the death of a man whose body was found at a Nanaimo construction site Wednesday. - CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service are investigating the death of a man whose body was found at a Nanaimo construction site Wednesday.
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Nanaimo RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service are continuing their investigation after a man was found dead at a construction site.

The body was discovered Wednesday at about 7 a.m. by day shift employees who arrived at work and called police. The site, where an apartment complex is being built, is located in the 1600 block of Bowen Road near the intersection of Townsite and Bowen roads.

Work at the site was halted and the site was closed for the day.

Const. Gary O'Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said Thursday the deceased is  a 38-year-old man who was a night shift maintenance worker.

O'Brien said, so far there appears to be nothing obviously suspicious about the death, but the investigation is still ongoing.

"There's nothing looks untoward about this death – there's nothing suspicious about it – but there are some things we have to follow up," O'Brien said. "We're trying to establish a timeline and are taking witness statements. There's no decision whether an autopsy will be completed. We're working closely with the coroners service and the investigation is continuing."

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