N.Z. looks to B.C. for safety lessons
July 20, 2013 – The forestry industry in New Zealand has been put on notice after the sixth death of a worker this week, three days after another accident left a worker seriously injured, and look at ways Canada has dealt with similar problems.
Council of Trade Unions president, Helen Kelly, said an inquiry in Canada five years ago had led to a significant reduction in forestry deaths.
"They had a crisis as well, so they regulated hours and they regulated techniques - they professionalized lumberjacking,'' said Kelly.
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