Two Sawmill Worker Fatalities

Two Sawmill Worker Fatalities

The body of a truck driver who disappeared while delivering wood chips to a Catalyst Paper Mill in Crofton, BC, this week has been found in a storage container at that facility, according to Canadian Press Friday.
The BC Coroners Service says workers at the Catalyst Paper Mill couldn’t find 66-year-old Perry Thomas about a half hour after he arrived on Tuesday.
Thomas was reported missing and a search was launched. His body was recovered Thursday from a container linked by a conveyor belt to the location where he was to dump the chips.
The coroner says the Qualicum Beach, BC, resident could not be resuscitated. The service, the RCMP and WorkSafeBC are investigating the death.
In Oregon, a sawmill worker who was trapped in machinery Thursday died at the Weyerhaeuser sawmill in Cottage Grove, OR.

Sawmill Fatalities

The Oregon sawmill worker trapped by machinery was identified by the Lane County sheriff’s office as 31-year-old Justin Simons.
He was free of machinery when rescue services arrived but died at the scene of his injuries. Simon was fatally injured in a sawdust conveyer. He was a 7-year employee of the mill.

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