Tight turn-around spot results in collision

Safety Alert Type: 
Heavy Equipment
Location: 
75 km’s north of Prince George
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2011-10-25
Company Name: 
Stones Bay Holdings Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

An equipment operator had come from another worksite to run a buncher that was to be used to get a truck out of the ditch. After the recovery was complete, a contracted lowbed was turning around and hit the operator’s pickup truck on the right rear fender, causing damage estimated at between three thousand and five thousand dollars.

A lack of situational awareness was identified – the lowbed driver was unaware he had even hit the pickup truck until he was told, following the equipment move.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Always use spotters or guides to assist in congested areas that contain vehicles and equipment.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Stones Bay Holdings Ltd. 250-996-8912

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Tight turn-around spot results in collision.pdf
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