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Cycle Times

The calculation of Cycle Times are an important and valuable tool for all forest professionals. We believe a correlation exists between cycle times and safety.

Manufacturing Safety Alert - Safe Guarding Conveyors

2013-06-30 - Forest Harvesting Fatality Update

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

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

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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