It is with great sadness to advise you that the BC Forest Industry has experience their 2nd direct harvesting related fatality this year. On Monday January 30th, 2012 a faller in the Terrace area was fatality injured while carry out falling related activities.
We recommend that all supervisors and workers take the time to have a conversation about safe work practices and procedures in their operations.
As more detail is made available, the Council will provide additional resources and information.
Further information on Risk based assessments may be found at http://www.bcforestsafe.org/RADAR
Additional information and related alerts on falling incidents can be found on the WorkSafeBC publications website @ http://www2.worksafebc.com/publications/hazardalerts.asp . Once on the site enter “Faller” in the search field.
|BCFSC 2012-01-30 Fatality Alert.pdf|