Royal Canadian Navy Member Dies from injuries after workplace accident

The sailor who was injured in an industrial accident at the 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, located at the Victoria International Airport, has died from his injuries.

Master Seaman (MS) Guillermo Morales Castellon was hurt in an industrial accident on Nov. 21. He succumbed to his injuries on Friday, Nov. 25, according to a release from the Government of Canada.

“My deepest sympathies go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Master Seaman Guillermo Morales Castellon during this extremely difficult time; we are all saddened by the loss,” said CFB Esquimalt Base Commander Captain Steven Waddell.

Military personnel from CFB Esquimalt and the Canadian Armed Forces will continue to support his family and deployed a crisis team to the base in North Saanich to assist other members of 443 Squadron immediately following the incident.

No details were released on the accident, but officials have confirmed there was no other personnel involved.

Castellon joined the Army Reserve, 2nd Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, in 1995 and transferred to the Naval Reserve, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Donnacona, in 1998. In 2014, he accepted a transfer to the Regular Force where he was posted to CFB Esquimalt Base Logistics, serving as part of the Patricia Bay Supply Team supporting 443 Squadron.