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B.C. forestry deaths raise safety concerns

July 8, 2013, Vancouver – Seven people have died while harvesting timber so far in 2013 and industry watchers worry that the province may be losing ground on its safety push.

Rob Moonen of the B.C. Forest Safety Council said that the number of forestry deaths in B.C. are on track to surpass the 10 that died in 2012 and threatens the gains it made between 2009 and 2011 when average forestry deaths were reduced to around six per each year.

For the entire article by Jonathon Fowlie visit, www.vancouversun.com.