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    Sawmill Memo

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    FROM: James Babson, Organization Health and Safety Officer DATE: 16 September, 2016 SUBJECT: Summary of Work Safe BC’s report on Babine Sawmill explosion Executive Summary The explosion at the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake on 20 January 2012 was caused by the ignition of wood dust accumulated between the belt and sheaves of the 8R-25 conveyer. Due to confinement by the guard and large presence of wood dust in the air, the fire changed into a deflagration and destroyed sawmill, killing two workers and injuring 20. Investigation by Work Safe BC found the facility deficient in efficient wood dust collection and maintenance systems. Furthermore, it was found that the choice of beetle-killed wood and…

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    The culling of white pine on Blackstone Lake began in the late 1880s with the arrival of the Conger Lumber Company. Once the commercially viable pine had been fully exploited the process of stripping hemlock trees of their bark for the leather tanning process began on the lake in the spring of 1900. At the time the Rankin Bros., headed by James Rankin on Blackstone, were supplying the Conger Lumber Co. Another sawmill operator in the region was the Mitchell Lumber Co. set up by Thomas Mitchell…

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    The Maine Economy

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    staple in the state of Maine was lumber, By the time Maine had become a state as a result of the Missouri Compromise in 1820, Maine was the leading lumber producer in the nation. Maine had a natural advantage compared to other states during the period, and was able to cheaply produce and transport white pine to mills and markets all over the state thanks to the abundance of rivers. The lumbering industry was pivotal in creating incentives for mill towns, canals, railroads, and water power…

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    Summary: Northwest Canadian Forest Products Limited owns and operates five sawmills in BC and Alberta. They produce high quality lumber for use in the manufacture of window frames, doors and moldings internationally and lower quality commodity type lumber for use in the Canadian construction industry. The president of the company is trying to decide whether or not to invest money into Jackson Sawmill for new plant and equipment, since it hasn’t been upgraded for twenty years. The alternative…

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    Bhd, a wholly Kong Thai Sawmills owned by six siblings. One of them, namely Beng Ling Sung holds a 2.5 percent stake in the company. While Beng Beng Siew Siong and hold shares amounting to 63.5 percent. Beng Siew is the chairman of the board of directors and Beng Siong is a director of the company. Sung Beng Ling is a former director of the company. In this case, Ling Beng Sung had made allegations against the two brothers and Beng Beng Siew Siong and companies on the grounds of oppressiveness…

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    The sawmill workers make support beams for underground use. When the sawmill workers aren’t making the money-making support beams, they too will have to be laid off. Others may say that we need to get the global warming to stop changing but I say that we need to worry about the 800,000 people that are not even going to have a job. What is more important to you? The temperature rising a few degrees or the hundreds of people that are not even going to have a job here in the next few years. In the…

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    Do you know much about the lumber industry? If you don't, you should because it was an important part of Minnesota’s economy in the 1800’s. It isn't as much today, but it was especially relevant in the 1800’s. It had its peak in the 1800’s, when there were trees everywhere to cut down. Frederick Weyerhaeuser is important because he started a company in Minnesota. He started investing in lumber companies, and then bought timberland in Wisconsin in the 1860’s. When there weren't many trees…

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    What Is A Hero's Journey

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    It knew the peasants who possible offer us food and hide during the night. The trip to Fay’s sur Lignon it’s dangerous through the mountains, villages and towns. This first stage, long enough, we did it by foot, in the paths between the forests and in the middle of wheat fields. The French militia and the Germans monitored the entire region. When Ivette could not walk the gardener or Alex carried it on their shoulders. After passing the wheat fields, at the entrance to the forest, we find a…

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    Essay On Gold Fever

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    In the 19th century there has been instances where some shiny, bright yellow substances were found within the water way, no one has ever noticed until 1848 by a man named James Marshall. It is 1848 and the territory of California has been seen on many accounts that there is gold there. At the scene of a sawmill owned by John Sutter, James Marshall was a carpenter who does his work with no problem. While Marshall was working, he went to the nearby stream and noticed that there was some gold dust…

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    Wood Venting Essay

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    exposures to wood dust with millions of workers exposed on any given day. The author states (Vallières, 2015 P. 5) in their studies wood dust was one of the most prevalent exposure for males on all studies totaling over eighteen thousand jobs, however one thousand nine hundred and six jobs were considered exposed to higher trace amounts of wood dust and led to greater amounts of diseases that led to deaths. These tops area jobs that were presented with higher amounts was timber cutting…

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