West Fraser Mills in Quesnel fined $637,000 for workplace injury

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QUESNEL, B.C. — A well-known lumber mill in the Cariboo region has been fined hundreds of thousands of dollars after a worker sustained serious injuries at the plant.

The incident happened at West Fraser Mills in Quesnel.

WorkSafeBC said in its penalty decision that a worker from a subcontractor's firm was vacuuming ash from a hatch midway up a multi-cone hopper when compacted hot ash broke free.

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Source: CFJC Today

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