2008-11-26 Employee Struck by Twister

Safety Alert Type: 
Clearwater BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Canfor Vavenby
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Two employees were tightening a “twister” which they were unable to secure. One employee left the other holding the twister stick while he went to get an object to help secure the twister. In the meantime, the first employee lost his grip on the twister stick and was struck by it several times in the back and arm as it unwound. 

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Contractor to update SOP around installation of twisters to ensure a long enough stick is chosen and that it is not wound too tightly so as to pose a major hazard.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

 Canfor Vavenby 250-676-1138

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2008-11-26 Employee Struck by Twister.pdf
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