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WorkSafeBC fines Lakeland Mills

July 30, 2014 – The owners of a sawmill in Prince George, B.C. have been fined more then $700,000 by WorkSafeBC. An explosion at Lakeland Mills on April 21, 2012 resulted in two fatalities and twenty-two injuries. The sawmill was found to be in violation of the province's Workers Compensation Act and occupational health and safety regulations.

The $724,163 fine is the harshest penalty WorkSafeBC can levy against the mill. It has three months to file an appeal.

For more information, go to http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bc-sawmill-owners-fined-more-than-700000-after-deadly-explosion/article19839481/