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Wood dust linked to at least five explosions in B.C. mills

CLICK HERE TO VIEW EXPLOSION PHOTOS At least five explosions linked to wood dust have rocked B.C. wood manufacturing plants since 2009. None of the earlier explosions resulted in injuries, unlike the two fatal incidents that killed four workers at Lakeland Mills in Prince George and Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake this year. … Continue reading »

Crash injures two workers and scatters millions in coins on road

Millions of dollars in coins and a shipment of candy were scattered across an Ontario highway Wednesday following the crash of a Brinks tractor-trailer that seriously injured two people. Both of the men who were in the Brinks truck were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. The crash happened around 4 a.m. on Highway … Continue reading »

More safety inspectors to monitor B.C. mines

The B.C. government plans to hire 10 new mine inspectors over a 12-month period – more than a 25-per-cent increase – to keep pace with increased mining activity and help ensure work-site safety. BY VANCOUVER SUN The B.C. government plans to hire 10 new mine inspectors over a 12-month period – more than a 25-per-cent … Continue reading »

Burns Lake Mill Explosion

RCMP say two people are still unaccounted for after an explosion destroyed the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake last night. North District RCMP spokesperson Constable Leslie Smith says fire crews are still trying to extinguish the flames, and expects it to be at least another day before investigators are able to enter the building. “At this time … Continue reading »

Alberta courts imposed more than $3.4M in OHS penalties in 2011

Alberta courts sent a strong message in 2011 that workplace health and safety must not be compromised. The penalty total of more than $3.4 million is the second highest ever, doubling the $1.7 million collected in 2010. “My first choice is to have no workplace injuries or fatalities, no charges, and no convictions” said Dave … Continue reading »

Health & Safety Leadership at Lafarge Vancouver Plants

Over 400,000 hours of safe operation are being celebrated this week at three Lafarge Canada ready-mix concrete plants in the Vancouver area (Kent Avenue, Harbour and North Burnaby) and at its McTar asphalt materials operation. These hours include the delivery of concrete in mixer trucks weighing about 44 tons which require highly trained drivers to … Continue reading »

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