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Safety Alert - Fatality - 2016-01-31 - Log Truck Driver/Worker

On January 31st, a 23 year old man was killed after being run over by an empty logging truck that he and a co-worker were trying to repair.  read more »

Safety Alert - Fatality - 2016-01-27 - Bulldozer Operator (Manufacturing)

On January 27th, a 62 year old equipment operator was fatally injured when the bulldozer he was operating fell off the high end of  read more »

Safety Alert - Fatality - 2016-01-26- Log Truck Driver

On January 26th, a 22 year old log truck driver was fatally injured in an incident on Highway 5A between Princeton and Merritt. The unloaded logging truck went off the road, down a steep embankment and the cab was crushed. Road conditions were reported as being icy at the time of the incident.  read more »

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Most Recent Safety Alerts

Feller Buncher runaway on steep slope

Location: 
Grand Forks (Knappen Gulch worksite)
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

While working on a slope in excess of 35 per cent, a hydraulic failure occurred causing a Feller Buncher to freewheel out of control for about 20 metres to the bottom of the slope (see photo in attached pdf).

Both travel motors failed at the same time causing this to happen. The buncher was operating in high range due to the inconsistent nature of the slope which ranged from 0-50%.

This hydraulic failure issue has occurred before to others with similar machines.

CLOSE CALL: Loaded log truck fails to steer around corner on snowy, slippery road

Location: 
2km Soards FSR – Near Mica Creek (north of Revelstoke)
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A loaded logging trucking was leaving the bush and failed to steer around a switchback. The steering axle of the truck went through the snow berm on the outside of the switchback, resulting in the truck getting stuck. There was no damage to the truck and no injuries resulted from this close call.

Road conditions were snowy and slippery at the time of the incident. The grader operator pulled the truck backwards roughly 20 feet so the truck driver could place a steering chain on and continue down the road.

HAZARD ALERT : Inadequate Eye Protection

Location: 
Work sites throughout British Columbia
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Workers have sustained eye injuries due to inadequate eye protection, or by not wearing any eye protection.

Wear eye protection anytime there is a risk of getting struck by an object or getting something in the eye. In forestry work, this can mean dust, dirt, branches, wood chips, liquid chemicals or welding flash.

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