Just had this one passed on to me by my brother in Alberta. A friend of his is working in some sawmill in the north of the province and just quit his job because of this incident.
So he's working for his lumber yard that's your're pretty average semi-permanent mill. The whole facility can essentially be packed up in a week and moved to another site closer to the source, as most everything is stored in, or built out of storage containers. My brother's friend used to to exploratory drilling for some company that looks for oil deposits, but he got laid off almost a year ago when oil took a hit. Both operations need people to maintain large moving parts and keep things clean so that they don't wear out, so he was able to transition to this pretty easily.
So three days ago the one conveyor that hauls the single-cut boards starts smoking at one of the bearings. Seems that the meth-heads that are 90% of the employees at this site are not so keen to grease the bearings for the conveyor (he takes care of the larger