2009-02-13 Close Call Due to Radio Miscommunications

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
12.5km Ocock F.S.R.
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
DNT Contracting Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A DNT truck came onto the Ocock road, loaded at 17km. The trucker was calling his miles, but when he came to 12.5km he met an empty truck, on a corner, that was on the wrong channel. The DNT trucker was forced to swerve, causing his trailer to slide through the snow bank. No one went into the ditch and no one got hurt.

Root Cause: Empty truck was on the wrong channel

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  • Reminded truckers to drive with caution.
  • Don’t assume everyone can hear you, and that everyone has a radio.


For more information on this submitted alert: 

Clint Ludwig @ 250-567-5167

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2009-02-13 Close Call Due to Radio Miscommunications.pdf
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