2008-11-18 Loaded Logging Truck Slides Into Ditch

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-11-18
Company Name: 
Coyote Transport Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A loaded logging truck was travelling on a logging block road and the truck driver attempted to avoid a hole in the road, by driving around it onto the side of the road.  As a result, the truck slid into the ditch.  The load was unloaded, the truck and trailer pulled out, and the load was reloaded. Weather conditions were such that the hole could not be fixed. The driver was unhurt due to wearing a seatbelt, and the truck and trailer were undamaged.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Truck drivers are reminded that with fall weather conditions, there may be times when road repairs are not effective.  In these conditions, they are advised to slow down for any holes in the road, and roll slowly through them.   

 

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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