Three hurt as fire, explosion hit wood pellet mill at Burns Lake in northern B.C.

BURNS LAKE, B.C. – Three mill workers have been injured in a fire and explosion at a wood pellet plant in northern B.C.

Leroy Reitsma, the president of Pinnacle Renewable Energy, says the incident happened during a maintenance shutdown at a facility near Burns Lake.

 

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  1. Pinnacle Pellet wins safety award

    By Williams Lake Tribune
    Published: March 16, 2012 07:00 AM
    Updated: March 16, 2012 02:552 PM

    The Pinnacle Pellet plant in Williams Lake was recognized this week with the company’s first-ever safety award, acknowledging the plant’s zero medical incident rate for 2011, its highest scored card on monthly audits, as well as the staff’s proactive approach to safety.

    “A recordable medical incident would be anything that you would record to restrict what someone’s able to do within their job,” says Leroy Reitsma, Pinnacle’s president and chief operating officer.

    “In Williams Lake last year they had a flawless record,” Reitsma says, adding that measuring the level of pro-activity seen within the plant, not just in management, but in the employees of pursuing excellence, is also key.

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