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B.C. logging fatalities reach an all-time low

Dec. 30, 2014 – The logging industry suffered just three fatalities in 2014, the lowest number recorded in the province according to the BC Forest Safety Council.

A report in the Vancouver Sun suggests that a culture change is the primary reason for the record low industry deaths. As recently as 2005, more than 40 workers were killed in a single year.

The last 10 years has seen a significant shift towards mandatory training and certification for all workers, something that did not exist 10 years ago.

The positive news has some in the industry believing that a fatality-free year in the industry is possible and should, as expected, be the ultimate goal.

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