Sawmill fined after worker's hand caught in conveyor

Machinery did not have adequate safeguards

Porcupine Wood Products of Salmo, B.C. has been fined $51,191 by WorkSafeBC. 


The agency responded to an incident where a worker was injured at this firm's sawmill. The worker's hand contacted an unguarded chain-and-sprocket drive for a saw outfeed roller conveyor.


The firm failed to ensure that machinery was fitted with adequate safeguards to protect workers from contact with hazardous power transmission parts.


This was a repeated and high-risk violation. 

Source: WorkSafeBC