Worker pinned by equipment


A Thunder Bay mill worker remains in critical condition in hospital following an industrial accident Friday at Resolute Forest Products pulp and paper mill.
“We had a major health and safety incident at our Thunder Bay pulp and paper mill on Friday,” Resolute spokesman Xavier Van Chau said Monday in a news release.
“An employee was in the finishing and shipping area of the mill and was pinned down by equipment. He is in critical condition at the hospital and we are focused on his well-being,” Van Chau said.
The Ministry of Labour is investigating the incident, and has issued one requirement to hold the scene (temporarily halt operations).
Van Chau said that the company has “voluntarily halted operation of the equipment in that section of the mill to support our investigations and secure the workspace.

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