The Ministry of Labour is currently conducting an investigation into an incident at Kenora Forest Products. The incident took place on September 20, and left a worker severely injured.
Emergency responders were called shortly after 2 p.m. for an extrication call. The ministry says that the worker, Joseph Dalcin, became caught in a conveyer belt – resulting in severe injuries.
A ministry representative says that the MOL attended the scene the next day, and issued two orders to the owner of Kenora Forest Products, Prendiville Industries LTD. The two orders were in respect to guarding a specific part of the machine, and a stop work order until the guard is installed. The orders are both currently in process, as the ministry’s investigation continues.
Following the incident, Dalcin was rapidly transported to Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre, where he underwent emergency surgery. His injuries are not life-threatening, but he may lose his arm.
A GoFundMe page was created to help support the injured worker, which has raised over $9,000. Dalcin’s GoFundMe page can be found here.