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.

For more information:
Fund for injured worker
Incident at Kenora Forest Products

More Local News

Smell is 'pretty bad,' says Bargain Shop manager

Ceiling tiles look in tough shape at the Bargain Shop.Tina Desaulnier manages the Bargain Shop on Main Street, and she describes conditions she found, when she opened up this morning, "The smell…

Tenant, relative still recovering

A sacred fire is burning today in front of the Fellowship Centre. Charles ROSH- lew was among those paying their respects, after he escaped from yesterday's fire. "I was in Lila's Block sleeping. The…

Main Street Kenora open to pedestrian traffic

Main St in Kenora is once again open to pedestrian traffic. The street had been closed since yesterday at noon, when emergency crews received the call about a fire, which resulted in the demolition…

Classroom cellphone ban in line with KCDSB policy

The provincial government announced some reforms to Ontario's education system late last week. One of the changes is a province-wide ban on cellphones in the classroom. Director of Education for the…

Main Street recovering

The clean-up continues on Maint Street today.Businesses on Main Street in Kenora will be recovering today, after yesterday's tragic fire. Clean-up went well into the night last night, as they cleared…

Donations welcome

Tenants from Lila's Block are still trying to come to terms with their losses, after yesterday's tragic fire. Blankets and clothing were at the top of the list for staff at the fellowship, as staff…

Fire call at the sawmill

As if they weren't busy enough, firefighters also got a call to Kenora Forest Products last night. It happened around 7:30 p.m., but no flames or smoke was visible. Kilns at the sawmill were damaged…

Confirmed death in Main St. fire

OPP have confirmed that one person has died following the fire at Lila’s Block in Kenora Sunday afternoon. In a press release the OPP say “a single deceased male was located inside the structure.”…

Rescuers recognized at Jubilee

Bob McCann and Andy Stephenson rescued a disabled man from the fire at Lila's Block. (Courtesy Jubilee Church)Lynn Kowal is still beside herself. It was just around noon, when she was assisting her…

Fire at Lila’s Block in Kenora

Fire crews are on the scene of a fire at the Lila’s Block, formerly the Dalmore Hotel, on Main Street in Kenora. At noon, firefighters were battling a fully-involved fire, as they tried to contain…

KenoraOnline.com is Kenora's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Login