Alert: Check tripping stake cable bells for defects!

Safety Alert Type: 
Heavy Equipment
Location: 
Logging site west of Kelowna, BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2012-02-28
Company Name: 
Horovatin Enterprises Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

While being reloaded in the cut block (at approximately three-quarters full), the tripping stake cable bell for the truck bunk broke, dumping the load of logs.

Close examination of the cable bell showed flaws such as rust and cavities at the break.

This incident occurred to a 2012 truck & trailer unit that had only been tripping loads for a few days.

 

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Examine closely all stake cable bells for flaws.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

 

For more information: Horovatin Enterprises Ltd. 250-768-7437

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Alert: Check tripping stake cable bells for defects!pdf
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