Bradley Haslam “became entangled in a conveyer belt at the mill,” said a statement by Tolko Industries, which operates a planer facility in Lavington, 15 kilometres south east of Vernon, B.C.
Haslam was found severely injured by fellow employees early Saturday morning. He died at Vernon Jubilee Hospital a short time later.
“To know that a family has been forever changed by this tragedy is devastating,” said company CEO Brad Thorlakson in a written statement.
“This tragedy serves as a personal call to action for all of us to look out for each other and to make sure that everyone is safe,” he added.
The B.C. Coroners Service and WorkSafe BC are investigating.