Serious Incident: Rigging flies back up, strikes worker

Safety Alert Type: 
Nor Creek, Toba Inlet (mainland mid-coast region)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Bear Lake Logging Co. Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

While yarding, the turn hung up – skinned back – choker broke the log. There was lots of slack in main and when the log broke the rigging flew back and up the hill, striking a worker in the face and knocking him down the hill.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Expect the unexpected!

Worker did not expect log to break/rigging to come that far and was standing too close.

Held a tailgate meeting to discuss the incident and reinforce safe distance and keeping out of the bight.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Glenda Inrig, Operations Administrator, Bear Lake Logging Co. Ltd., 250-248-5406, loc 3, glendainrig@gmail.com  

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Rigging flies back up, strikes worker.pdf
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