During scheduled maintenance on the Barker, a millwright noticed the feed-rolls on set #2 needed to be fixed. During the inspection, it was also noticed the kidney plates were starting to wear on set #4.
A replacement set of kidney plates were located in the stores. The millwright realized the store set were not the correct size and decided to modify the bottom plate and use it for the top plate. The modifications were made outside of the Barker and once they were completed, the modified plates were tack-welded in place.
MAG Safety Alert – Sawmill Fire in a Barker