WorkSafeBC fines local business

WorkSafeBC has levied a $5,000 fine against a Prince George business over improper handling of wood dust.

According to a posting on the agency's website, an inspection of Hyon Bedding Ltd. revealed "accumulations of wood dust on surfaces throughout the facility, including near ignition sources such as drive motors and electrical devices.

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"The firm failed to control and remove hazardous accumulations of combustible dust, a repeated and high-risk violation."

Hyon Bedding Ltd. sorts and bags sawmill wood shavings for secondary processing.

The fine was issued on April 15.

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