Worker dies in mill accident

Leader staff

According to news reports, Occupational Health and Safety is investigating the March 13 death of a contractor at Slave Lake Pulp.

The story showed up on Edmonton’s Global TV on March 14. That report is what this story is based on: no news release has been received.

West Fraser (the mill’s owner) spokesperson Joyce Wagenaar is quoted as saying the man, who was not named, was repairing a piece of mobile equipment at the time, and that the mill was not operating.

The Global story says EMS responded just after 2 p.m. on March 13 to the incident.

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