News Forestry Manufacturing General
April 30, 2019  

New worker safety review underway seven years after BC mill explosions

USW says previous inquiries into explosions at Babine Forest Products and Lakeland Mills raised more questions than answers.

News Government Manufacturing General
February 7, 2018  

WorkSafeBC strategy to reduce serious injuries in manufacturing

Focus on risk reduction with a two-pronged approach of inspections and employer self-evaluations.

News Government Manufacturing General
February 6, 2018  

WorkSafeBC says employers need avalanche protection plan for backcountry workers

Oil and gas, forestry, pipeline construction, highway maintenance and mining at greatest risk.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General Operations Production
July 5, 2017  

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.

News General
July 7, 2016  

Worker injured after blast and fire at recycling plant in BC

Aacetylene gas tank was somehow placed near a shearing machine at ABC Recycling.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
January 12, 2016  

WorkSafeBC sued over 2012 mill explosions

Family members allege provincial agency was negligent in its inspections and investigations of the sawmills

News Forestry Operations
April 17, 2014  

Warning second BC sawmill could blow, but no preventative steps

Excessive sawdust buildup observed before Lakeland mill exploded killing workers.

News General
January 22, 2014  

Sawmill sues Toshiba over motor that sparked deadly blast

BC Coroner’s office to hold a public inquest into the two Burns Lake Forest Products mill deaths.

News Manufacturing Business Operations
June 17, 2013  

Worker, 18, dies after becoming entangled in BC planer mill conveyor belt

Casual, part-timer part of a clan-up crew at the lumber manufacturing facility.