February 18, 2018

Company whose sawmill exploded last year promises upgrades for collecting wood dust

The company whose sawmill in Burns Lake exploded last January, says they're still analyzing recommendations released by the BC Safety Authority Tuesday. Many of the recommendations were focused on dealing with wood dust. Babine Forest Products say the scope of hazards surrounding the residue was not fully understood before the explosion that killed … [Read more...]

Worksafe BC warns of dust danger from more than one type of wood

It's not just dust from wood killed by the pine beetle that can spark explosions in sawmills.  Worksafe BC says it can also be dust from green wood, trees cut down while still alive.  The agency has received test results back from dust samples taken from several sawmills across BC, in its investigation of two deadly explosions this … [Read more...]

MGM Adapting Bradbury’s “Dust Returned”

MGM has picked up the screen rights to Ray Bradbury's 2002 short story collection "From The Dust Returned" reports Deadline. The stories focus on a mortal boy adopted into a family of benevolent ghouls. Each story reveals the eccentric characters that comprise his family. Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan are producing, the pair had previously … [Read more...]