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Sawmills Investigations, inspections, and industry resources

Safety in B.C. sawmills is a vitally important issue, firstly to those who work in the industry, and also to their families and communities. Our common goal is to make wood-dust management an integral part of manufacturing operations. We will continue to work proactively with businesses around the province to make safety a fundamental part of this industry.

WorkSafeBC is committed to sharing all pertinent information that emerges during the course of our investigations of the two tragic sawmill explosions in early 2012. We have provided regular updates in the following areas:

Inspection updates

March 4, 2014 Sawmill inspection update

View prior inspection updates

Investigation updates

April 14, 2014 Incident Investigation Report into Lakeland Mills, Ltd. explosion and statement.

View prior investigation updates

Hazard alerts

Combustible wood dust meeting resources

Chronology of updates