2008-02-12 Skidder Rollover during Site Preparation

25 Km on Lavington Road West of Quesnel
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
A&J Industries
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Skidder operator was pulling a chain drag scarifier with a grapple. Turned down a hill, running over a blow down stump with high side front tire. The operator had the grapple to high causing the skidder to roll. Operator hurt his neck, landing on his head when he undid his seat belt.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Be aware of surroundings and debris on ground that may cause problems if run over by machine. Carry grapple as low as conditions permit. Operator must attempt to brace themselves better when undoing seat belt while upside down.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

A&J Industries

Quesnel, B.C.

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2008-02-12 Skidder Rollover during Site Preparation.pdf
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