2010-11-22 Snow Loaded Tree Falls Next to Worker

Safety Alert Type: 
Worksites
Location: 
Southern Interior Region-Okanagan Shuswap District-Big White
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2010-11-22
Company Name: 
Gorman Bros Lumber Ltd
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

 

A tree loaded with snow came down next to a worker without warning. Due to slash and undergrowth the worker was not able to move out of the way quickly. Lucky for the worker the tree landed 15-20m away and no one was hurt.

 

Learnings and Suggestions: 

 

Stay alert when trees are loaded with snow. Always plan an escape route.

 

For more information on this submitted alert: 

 

Chris Gilbert, Gorman Bros Lumber Ltd. 250-768-5131

 

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