Log Hauling

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
2025.5km near Farwell Canyon
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-01-17
Company Name: 
Westline Harvesting
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

On January 17, 2008 one of our empty logging trucks was involved in a collision with a loaded tridem hayrack logging truck at 2025.5km near Farwell Canyon. Our empty truck saw the loaded truck coming to the corner and pulled over to his side of the road and brought his truck to a complete stop. The loaded truck failed to remain on its own side of the road as it rounded the corner, and its trailer contacted our empty truck causing extensive damage to the driver’s side (bumper, fender, cab and lead bunk) of the empty truck. The loaded truck sustained no noticeable damage. There were no injuries in this incident. However, the incident had the potential to cause a serious injury and/or a fatality.

ROOT CAUSES:

  • Loaded truck did not remain on own side of road.
  • Driver of loaded truck failed to monitor and compensate for the off-tracking of the tridem hayrack trailer.

 

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  • Always ensure that you remain on your own side of road.
  • Drivers must monitor trailer off-tracking (especially tridem hayracks), and keep them on own side of road.
  • Suggestion was made to implement “Mandatory Call Points” at critical locations such as this corner.
  • Report all incidents and close calls to your supervisor.

 

For more information on this submitted alert: 

David Whitwell at 250-392-4822

File attachments
2008-01-17 Loaded Truck Collides With Empty Tuck.pdf
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