Canfor fined for high dust accumulation

WorkSafeBC has levied a $15,000 fine against Canadian Forest Products Ltd. after hazardous accumulations of potentially-combustible dust were found in several areas at its Vanderhoof sawmill, according to a posting on the agency's website.

"WorkSafeBC's investigation found that the firm was not effectively implementing its combustible dust management program," the agency said in the posting. "Therefore, the firm failed to ensure the health and safety of its own and other workers at its workplace."

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Canfor is appealing the penalty, which was issued in January.

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