2009-12-18 Machine door blows shut, narrowly missing hand and arm of operator standing on the machine

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
2500 Road 8 Km West of Quesnel
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2009-12-18
Company Name: 
Davis & Doerksen Contracting Ltd
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

An operator stopped his machine on approximately a 5% slope. The operator was cleaning the windows a light wind came up and blew the man door shut.

The man door is very heavy and just missed his arm and hand and the operator almost fell of the catwalk.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

1. Position machine so that gravity is holding door open.
2. Check door open latch to make sure it is functioning properly.
3. Shut the man door as soon as you get out.
4. Don’t let door swing open to help prevent damaging door latch.
5. Report malfunctioning door latch immediately so it can be repaired
 

For more information, please call:

Davis & Doerksen Contracting Ltd.
Scott Davis 250 747-2597
 

 

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