Pulp mill fined $241K for failure to control combustible dust

Company was repeat offender

Skookumchuck Pulp operates a pulp mill in British Columbia and has been fined $241,081 for a safety violation.

A WorkSafeBC inspection of the mill found accumulations of dust on multiple horizontal surfaces and fixtures in its chip screen building. Dust was in direct contact with potential ignition sources, including electric motors, light fixtures, and conveyor rollers and bearings. WorkSafeBC issued a stop-work order. 

The firm's failure to control and remove hazardous accumulations of combustible dust was a repeated and high-risk violation.

Source: WorkSafeBC