BURNABY, B.C. -- The BC Coroners Service is investigating a workplace fatality at a construction site in Burnaby.

First responders received a call shortly before 10:30 a.m. for a person who had been crushed at a worksite in the 7100 block of 14th Avenue.

Emergency crews were focused on the middle of the street where an excavator could be seen surrounded by investigators.

The site is for a housing development by Ledingham McAllister.

A statement provided to CTV News on behalf of Marco Paolella, president of Marcon, which is managing the construction site, said the worker who died was employed by one of the company's partners. He was excavating near the construction site so that pipes could be run under a civic road, Paolella said.

"We are saddened by the tragedy related to our construction site in Burnaby and our primary concern is for this worker’s family," Paolella said in the statement. "We have offered our support to our trade partner for whom he worked. We will also be offering support to anyone who witnessed the accident. We, along with our trade partner, are providing WorkSafeBC inspectors with any information they need to conduct a full investigation."