WorkSafeBC fines Apollo Forest Products $75,000

WorkSafeBC has fined Fort St. James sawmill Apollo Forest Products Ltd. $75,000 after an inspector caught a worker using a wooden stick to clear a jam from the cutter heads of a planer.

"Although power to the planer heads had been shut off, the planer had not been locked out as required," the agency said in an online posting and added that the firm's written procedure for clearing jams from the planer permitted this method but contravened WorkSafeBC regulations.

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The fine was levied in September 2015.

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