2009-05-26 Pickup rolls down embankment

Akolkolex FSR, Revelstoke
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Pickup truck was parked on steeply sloped road outside of log landing. Worker left truck, which then rolled down the hill and over an embankment. The pickup rolled completely over damaging both sides, roof and windshield.

Parking brake was not set. Standard transmission was left in gear.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Worker was in a rush, and forgot to set parking break.

All pickups parked on steep slopes will have the parking brakes set and some sort of blocking systems under the wheels to prevent rolling.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Gord 250-804-6622

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