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.