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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.

WorkSafeBC Inviting Feedback by June 28, 2013 on Proposed Policy Amendments Regarding the Treatment of Principals

WorkSafeBC is inviting feedback on proposed policy amendments relating to three topics on the treatment of principals of limited companies.

 

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