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Chipper still rotating when worker injured: WorkSafeBC

An employee of Brink Forest Products Ltd. in Prince George, B.C., who was seriously injured while preparing to change the knife assemblies on a wood waste chipper was carrying out the work while the machine was still moving, a WorkSafeBC incident investigation has found.

An investigation report about the November 2014 incident said the worker was on the day shift but was part of the crew that reported to work earlier in order to change the blades, which is done prior to every shift.

According to evidence deduced by the WorkSafeBC investigator, the employee turned off the chipper disconnect and entered the chipper room while the machine's disc was still rotating.

Read the full story by the Prince George Citizen.