Serious injury in log chipper accident

A Brink Forest Products Ltd. employee was seriously injured by a log chipper machine early Tuesday morning, according to WorkSafe B.C.

Spokesman Scott McCloy said the incident occurred at 4:50 a.m. and the employee was taken to hospital. McCloy declined to elaborate on the employee's injuries other than to say he is in serious condition.

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WorkSafe prevention officers and investigation officers were dispatched and an investigation into the cause has been launched, McCloy said.

"The building in which the chipper is located is presently shut down," McCloy said. "As part of its investigation protocol, WorkSafe will be commencing interviews with workers and may have already done."

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