Log Hauling

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Polar mill, at 206 km
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Stones Bay Holdings
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

On January 18, 2007 an off highway load was delivering to the Polar mill. At 206 km he was cleared by an empty truck which had cleared on an outside corner of the road. As the loaded truck rounded the corner the tree length logs on the load swept and made contact with the empty truck. During the investigation 50% of the loads on this road were of the length that you would be at risk clearing at this location. There were no injuries and only minor damage to the empty log truck.

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  1. On hauls involving off highway loads, empty vehicles should not clear on outside corners.
  2. At this particular junction there is a channel change and highway crossing less than ½ km before where the incident occurred. Empties should call empty to determine if there are loads close prior to crossing the highway.


For more information on this submitted alert: 

108 Douglas Avenue, Box 1599 Fort St. James, BC V0J 1P0

Phone [250]996-8912

File attachments
2008-01-18 Side-Swiped Loaded Logging Truck.pdf
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