2008-12-05 Log Goes Through Hoe Decking Unit's Window

Prince George Area
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Coyote Transport Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A butt n top performing hoe decking operations picked up a bundle of logs that was in front of the machine. There was a log under the bundle, that’s butt was sticking out 5 feet further than the other butts. When the operator lifted the bundle, the protruding log hit between the screen of the front window and caused it to break. The operator was unhurt.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Machine operators performing hoe decking operations are reminded to pay close attention to where the logs are positioned in relationship to their machine. Lift with caution, and ensure that all logs will remain clear of the machine.

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2008-12-05 Log Goes Through Hoe Decking Units Window.pdf
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