WorkSafeBC investigating technician's fall at Sagebrush Theatre

An unidentified woman working on the lights at the Sagebrush Theatre in Kamloops fell during the intermission of Peter and the Starcatcher, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.
Image Credit: Kamloops Theatre/Virtual Tour

KAMLOOPS - WorkSafeBC is investigating a technician's serious fall during the intermission of Peter and the Starcatcher at the Sagebrush Theatre on the evening of Dec. 5.

Catrina Crowe, a spokesperson for the Western Canada Theatre, says the investigation will review all of the extensive safety procedures the company and Sagebrush Theatre has in place and will "help ensure such an incident does not happen again."

Filing a report with WorkSafeBC is mandatory when an employee sustains a serious injury, loses conciousness or is transported to the hospital.

The stagehand who Crowe says fell nearly 30 feet (Kamloops Fire Rescue estimated 40 feet), was unconcious when emergency vehicles arrived on scene. She was transported to Royal Inland Hospital.

Crowe says the woman is "doing well and is expected to make a full recovery."

On behalf of the Western Canada Theatre, Crowe extends the woman's appreciation for all the well wishes she's received from the community.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.


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