Worker killed at BC Domtar mill identified

57-year old Jim Macleod had worked at the mill for 37 years, and was an active member of the local Unifor union.

July 5, 2017   by PLANT Staff

KAMLOOPS — A worker who died June 29 at a Domtar pulp mill in Kamploops, BC has been identified at 57-year old Jim Macleod, as reported by – Penticton.

Macleod, who had worked at the mill for 37 years and was actively involved in the local Unifor union, was killed in an undisclosed accident involving a crane.

A flag lowering ceremony was held July 4 in his honour.

Another worker, Ross Thompson, was injured in the accident and is recovering at his home.

WorkSafeBC says an investigation into the incident is underway.

Unifor, the union which represents the mill’s workers, says Macleod was an active member of Unifor Local 10-B, serving as a member of the executive, a Local representative on union committees and as a convention delegate.

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