WorkSafeBC investigating crane derailment at Peace Valley OSB

Must Read

RCMP looking for Susanne Rotmeyer

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St. John RCMP are trying to locate Susanne Rotmeyer to...

Wilkinson aims to be B.C. premier after cabinet role, working as doctor and lawyer

VANCOUVER — Former cabinet colleague Bill Bennett warns anyone verbally sparring with B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson to be...

A QuickSketch of British Columbia Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson

A sketch of Andrew Wilkinson, leader of British Columbia's Liberal party:  Age: 63.   Family: Married to Barbara Grantham. They have...
Erica Fisher

Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

There were two operators in the equipment at the time, but they escaped without injury. Operations at the plant were "inconvenienced but not disrupted" as there is still another crane in service.

"We treated it as a significant near miss," says Coote, "and are investigating it from that standpoint."

The company is now working with WorkSafeBC and the crane manufacturer to determine what the cause of the incident was, and what preventative measures can be taken in the future. It's believed that the damage is repairable, and they're currently working with an engineer from the manufacturer to determine the repair method.

- Advertisement -

Coote argues that this is not an unusual occurrence, and that it has happened before at this plant and others.

- Advertisement -

Community Interviews with Moose FM

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get the latest news delivered to your mailbox every morning.

More Articles Like This