2006-05-01 Falling Limb Strikes Worker

Safety Alert Type: 
Workers
Location: 
Vancouver Island
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2006-05-01
Company Name: 
TimberWest
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Two TimberWest Field Personnel were walking a cut block at the end of a newly constructed spur. Part way through their visit the wind started to gust, and blew down a limb approx. 2.5cm x 3 meters which struck one of them on the left side of his hard hat. The man appeared slightly dazed, but recovered in a few minutes.

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  • Always be aware of the possibility of over head hazards
  • Always wear proper head protection
  • Consider alternate work options/areas when wind conditions are unfavorable

 

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