2009-12-04 Logging Truck Roll Over

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Tumbler Ridge, BC - Ojay Main 500 Road
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Hauling logs from 7500 Road travelling down OJ Road. Roads were icy and snowing very heavily, with wind blowing. Road conditions hazardous. Going up 45 hill, following vehicle tracks, when trailed grabbed shoulder, slipping off road and causing truck to do the same. Truck then laid over on its side.

Safe belt use prevented any injury to driver.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Stay in camp and wait for hazardous road conditions and weather to improve before attempting travel. Advise graders to stop over plowing road.

Recovery of truck required flashers and flagmen 300 M on each side of laid over truck to facilitate safe recovery. 

For more information, please call: Jim Gordon 250 262-8416

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2009-12-04 Logging Truck Roll Over.pdf
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