Log Hauling

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
Creston
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-01-17
Company Name: 
J.H. Huscroft Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A loaded log truck had stopped at the 0 km board of a Forest Service Road to remove chains, inspect truck, and tighten up. Snow, mud, bark, and other debris was falling off the load. In the process of removing the chains and tightening up the wrappers debris fell into the driver’s eye. The driver scratched his eye and required medical attention subsequently missing the following next of work.

Truck driver’s should be encouraged to wear safety glasses while outside of the cab inspecting the load or while working underneath the truck, particularly on windy days or during other adverse weather conditions. Any injuries to the eye need to be treated seriously and eye protection should be worn whenever there is risk of flying/falling debris striking your face.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

922 32nd Avenue S. R.R.#1
Creston, B.C. V0B 1G1
Phone: (250) 428-7106 Fax: (250) 428-2366

File attachments
2008-01-17 Debris In Eye Requires First Aid.pdf
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