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    :: Saturday, January 20, 2007 ::

    Lowest total forestry fatalities follows '05 record high - Today's Trucking News
    VANCOUVER -- Forestry related deaths in B.C.'s northern interior fell dramatically in 2006 from the year before -- but trucking injuries and fatalities are still notably high.

    Widely considered one of the most dangerous industries in Canada, the forestry sector in B.C. experienced 12 total workplace deaths, down from 43 the year before, and the lowest number of fatalities on record, according to the B.C. Forest Safety Council.

    Serious injuries were also down to 32 from 43.

    2005, on the other hand, was the highest number of forestry deaths in 20 years.
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