2009-09-01 Consulting crew encounters Sow and cubs

Safety Alert Type: 
Workers
Location: 
Petrobank PLB-53-J, 15-20 Km NNW of Fort Nelson
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2009-09-01
Company Name: 
Ecofor Consulting BC Ltd
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Details of Incident: While doing Archaeological Impact Assessment a crew of three heard a sudden crashing in the bush that was coming towards them and saw something black. The crew was startled and grouped together. They walked back to their quads making lots of noise. From there they mad it back to the trucks without any further incidents. It must have been a sow and her two cubs as tracks were seen over the quad tracks.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Be aware of surroundings/make lots of noise and carry proper PPE (bear spray/air horn). The crew did acknowledge that they had been silent for sometime.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

 

Tom Baron
Ecofor Consulting BC Ltd
250-996-2151

 

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