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Manufacturing Safety Alert - Safe Guarding Conveyors

Location: 
British Columbia
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Injuries related to conveyors are common, costly, and often severe.

2013-06-30 - Forest Harvesting Fatality Update

Location: 
British Columbia
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

From 2010 to 2013 YTD, the industry has experienced 29 fatalities as shown in the following graph.

Statement from Brad Thorlakson, President & CEO on the Lavington Planer Fatality

VERNON, British Columbia, Canada – In the early morning of June 15, Bradley Haslam, an 18-year old clean-up crew employee at our Lavington Division, became entangled in a conveyer belt at the mill.

Safety Alert - Fatality - 2013-06-11 - Loader Operator

Type: 
Harvesting Incident
Date of Occurence: 
2013-06-11
Region: 
Near Port Alberni
Type of Injury: 
Fatality

It is with deep regret that the BC Forest Safety Council notifies the forestry community of the 6th direct harvesting fatality of 2013. On June 11th, the operator of a front end loader was fatally injured when the loader rolled over.  The loader was carrying a large fuel tank across a slope when the roll over occurred.  This incident occurred in an area near Port Alberni.

Safety Alert - Fatality - 2013-05-30 - Truck Driver in Steep Embankment Rollover

Type: 
Harvesting Incident
Date of Occurence: 
2013-05-30
Region: 
Near Pemberton
Type of Injury: 
Fatality

It is with deep regret that the BC Forest Safety Council notifies the forestry community of a recent fatality.  On Thursday, May 30th, a driver of a water truck was fatally injured when his water truck rolled approximately 110 meters down a steep 100% embankment.  The water truck was backing up along a narrow section of the road when one tire went off the edge which caused the truck to tip over.  This incident occurred near Pemberton and the investigation is ongoing.

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