Exiting log truck leads to ankle injury for the driver

Safety Alert Type: 
Workers
Location: 
1 hour north of Prince George, BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2011-08-22
Company Name: 
Stones Bay Holdings Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A log truck driver was stepping out of his vehicle using the three point contact procedure. However, he did not look down to where he was putting his foot on the ground and also let go of the handle on the side of the truck before ‘touching down’.

As a result, he stepped onto uneven ground created by machine tracks. The driver lost his balance and fell, suffering an injury to his left ankle.

A loaderman saw the incident and called the first aid attendant to assess the situation. It was decided to take the log truck driver to hospital in Prince George.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Operators of larger vehicles need to know and use the three point contact procedure. Make sure to look down and secure your foot’s landing spot before releasing grip on the vehicle.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Darren McQueen, Stones Bay Holdings Ltd. 250-996-8912

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