Log truck driver injured while not using 3-point stance

Safety Alert Type: 
Workers
Location: 
Newlands area (Prince George)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2012-02-21
Company Name: 
LTN Contracting Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A log truck driver had grabbed a screwdriver to do a minor repair and climbed out of the cab of his truck. Holding the screw driver in one hand while climbing down, the driver slipped and fell, landing on the ground. The result of the fall was a hip injury that left the log truck operator unable to work.

The log truck was in good repair, with all handholds and footholds in place and functional.

Factors:

• Operator was not using 3-point stance

• Operator did not have his MIND ON THE TASK; he was rushing his work and did not identify the risk of jumping out of his truck.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

• Ensure the three point stance policy is adequate and all workers are trained

• Ensure the equipment is adequate to perform a three point stance

• Continue to reinforce: Safe Work Procedures. Procedures have been designed to increase worker safety and minimize chance of injury.

• Mind on Task. All workers must keep focused on their work in order to spot hazards and prevent injury.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

For more information: Contact Troy Young: Troy@ltn-pg.ca 

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Log truck driver injured while not using 3-point stance.pdf
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