2008-11-01 Log Loader Tips Over Near Treeline

Safety Alert Type: 
Heavy Equipment
Location: 
Terrace BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-11-01
Company Name: 
Long Shot Holdings Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

At approximately 6:30 am on October 8, 2008 a log loader operator was reaching for a hand full of wood near the tree line on a 21% slope.  With his boom fully extended the machine started to slide off the stump he was sitting on. The operator then swung the boom down to stop the loader from tipping but the machine tipped to far and it landed on its left hand side; at this time the machine was supported by the boom extension, this stopped the machine from sliding any further down the bank.  See figure: 1 and 2

The operator was able to extract himself from the cab of the log loader.  He received on site first aid and was transported to medical aid by company vehicle where he was treated for his injuries.  Upon investigation it was noted that it was dark out and the operator had limited visibility.  It was also noted that a thorough risk assessment had not been done on where the log loader was to be positioned.  The operator had not positioned himself correctly and had reached too far to grab his wood.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

The safe work procedures will be reviewed and adjustments will be made to ensure this won’t happen again.  The safety alert will be reviewed with all employees and contractors.

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

 

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Laura Olynyk, Safety Coordinator 

Long Shot Holdings Ltd.

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