2008-11-17 Logging truck rolls on side

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
Blackwater, 14km
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-11-17
Company Name: 
Coyote Transport Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A worker was driving a loaded logging highway truck (single axle jeep configuration) north on the Blackwater Road in the vicinity of 14 km. During negotiating a corner, the trailer wheels tracked into approximately 6 inches of heavy slushy snow and were “pulled” towards the ditch. The trailer entered the ditch and pulled the truck and trailer onto its side and spilled the load. 

The driver suffered a bruised shoulder and a lacerated ear from this accident, and the truck received substantial damage.

 

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Drivers are reminded that we have seen a number of freeze and thaw events already this year and as this accident indicates, these conditions can be treacherous for driving.

 As a result of this accident, drivers are advised to be aware of changing weather conditions and slow down during severe conditions.
 
 Drivers are also reminded to wear their seatbelts, as incidents of this nature could lead to more severe outcomes if they are not used.

 

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2008-11-17 Logging Truck Rolls on Side.pdf
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