Robertson’s vacuum truck caught fire while unloading oilfield waste at the site near Mile 73 in the evening of September 10, and he was airlifted by B.C. Ambulance to hospital in Vancouver later that night. Nathan Troyer says the company wants to do whatever it can to help him in his recovery.
“He’s new to town,” he explains. “He moved here for this job and he’d been on the job about two weeks. They put a lot of money into getting here and we’re just doing our part to help him out.”
He’s reportedly healing well and in stable condition at the Vancouver General Hospital’s burn ward.
One of the items up for bid at the silent auction is a ride around town in a Fort St. John Fire Department ladder truck. Captain Brent Morgan explains that the fire department supports the burn fund and its victims as much as it can.
“When this does happen we really try to kick it into high gear and make sure that we support the family in any way that we possibly can.”
The Canadian Grind has also joined in on the fundraising, and all proceeds from sales at the remote location will be donated.
The car wash by donation will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 9303 85th Avenue, with all vehicles from cars to big rigs welcome. Gift cards for his family and items for the silent auction are also being accepted by contacting Lindsay Christian or Conda at Troyer Ventures at 250-785-5332.