2007-11-19 Hoist Incident results in Loss of Fingertip

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Lakeview Tolko Log Yard - Lift Hoist
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
San Jose Logging Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

While loading his pup at the lift hoist, the driver was holding the hook in place on the lift strap. Just as the lift strap was becoming tight, the hook slipped from its original location and pinched the driver’s right middle finger between the hook and the lift strap. The driver was wearing gloves but had to have the tip of his finger removed due to the seriousness of his injury. 

t    The driver was not paying attention (lack of concentration) to the task at hand.

t    His hand (body) was in a bad position.

t    Lift strap was slippery due to the cold weather.


Learnings and Suggestions: 

t    A pike pole was put at the hoist so that driver’s would not have to put their bodies near any pinch points.

t    Always pay attention to the task/job that you are performing. 

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Please contact Darren Getz or Marla Beebe

(250) 392-3396 


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