Key locked in work vehicle while parked at remote site

Location: 
near Gold River (northern Vancouver Island)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2012-04-17
Company Name: 
Baseline Archaeological Services Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Upon returning from the cutblock, a worker realized that the only key to the truck had been locked inside the vehicle.

The truck’s location had no cell reception and no one was picking up on the radio (apparently there was no radio contact in the area).

The rear window of the truck had to be broken with a pulaski in order to gain entry to the vehicle.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

• Carry a second vehicle key at all times and keep in a secure location

• Before starting work, ask if there are any known radio ‘dead spots’ in the area

• Ask what exactly would the end-of-day check-in procedure look like if you did not return at the expected time

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Baseline Archaeological Services Ltd. sndawe@shaw.ca 

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Key locked in work vehicle while parked at remote site.pdf
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