Mechanical Harvesting

Location: 
Coastal Dry Land Sort
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-04-15
Company Name: 
Alpine Backhoe Services Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Front end loader was taking first scoop of logs off a logging truck. The ‘D’ on the stake line that was holding the driver’s side truck stake upright, broke. The stake fell to the ground allowing some logs to fall off. Inspection of broken ‘D’ revealed a small crack.

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  • Follow O.H.S. Reg.26.66 (8) Stake and bunk assemblies must be inspected daily, and must not be used if they show signs of excessive wear.
  • Ensure M.V.I. thoroughly inspects stake and bunk assemblies.
  • This close call also emphasizes the importance of restraining the load before the cinches are removed.

 

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Neil McIver, Alpine Backhoe Services Ltd. 250-287-2220

File attachments
2008-04-15 Mechanical Failure.pdf
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