Canadian Biomass Magazine

Safety & Fire
Learning from close calls: NB mill takes action after two fires


June 18, 2018
By Christian Fournier
The piece of wood that was recovered from the planer fire.

June 18, 2018 - Preventing wood dust fires is always a challenge for any company in the forestry industry. You might think you have everything under control or say, ‘We aren't that bad,’ but the truth is, the risk is always there and we must remain vigilant in order to minimize the risk of fires from wood dust.

At Fornebu Lumber in New Brunswick, we had two fires on Friday, June 1, 2018. The first one occurred in the planer. A piece of wood became jammed which cause friction in the planer and caught on fire. The planer operator cleaned the planer during the lunch break. READ FULL ARTICLE.