Close Call: Wind brings tree down on truck

Safety Alert Type: 
near Houston, BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Andy Meints Contracting Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

The Bush mechanic parked his service truck in a pull-out in the block.

A tree that was about 30 feet tall and 6 inches in diameter was blown over by the wind and fell on the truck, hitting the windshield. The windshield was cracked where a branch impacted the glass.

No one was in the vehicle at the time the tree fell.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

• Wear a hardhat at all times – you never know what could fall!

• Look around before you park and assess the area for potential hazards from weakened or leaning trees, etc

For more information on this submitted alert: 

For more information: Ashlee Meints 250-845-7319 or email ameintscl@telus.net


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Close Call: Wind brings tree down on truck.pdf
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