2008-01-14 Damage to crew transport vehicle

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Sorting
Location: 
Ingram Creek
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-01-14
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A crew truck was parked on the landing well out of the way of the loading operations when the crew started work in the morning. An incident occurred just before daybreak. It was snowing at the time. A logging truck contractor arrived on the landing, waiting to be loaded. The pick up was used during the time the trucker was sitting on the landing and re-parked in a different spot off to the side of the landing. The truck driver thought he should move back to allow the loader and truck currently being loaded a bit more room. While the logging truck contractor was backing up he did not see the pickup was in a blind spot. The jeep caught the front fender on the driver’s side of the parked pickup, damaging the vehicle.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Continually check your mirrors to ensure nothing is behind you while backing up.
Backup lights aid visibility in early morning activities.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

 

BC Forest Safety Council

 

“Unsafe is Unacceptable”

 

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