Avoid slips and falls from equipment: Use the three point contact approach

Safety Alert Type: 
Heavy Equipment
Location: 
Campbell River Forest District (Vancouver Island)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2012-01-20
Company Name: 
Georgia Forest Products Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A worker was stepping off the tracks of his machine onto the tracks of another machine. There was an accumulation of snow on his tracks.

His feet slipped out from under him and he fell backwards onto the tracks, sustaining bruising and an elbow injury.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Always plan your equipment access/egress routes to facilitate three point contact!

For more information on this submitted alert: 

For more information: Georgia Forest Products Ltd. - Walt Bukauskas safetrack@telus.net  

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