It is with great sadness that the BC Forest Safety Council notifies the forestry community of our ninth direct harvesting related fatality of 2012. While working on a helicopter logging operation, a rigger was fatally injured when he was struck by a log. This incident occurred in the Bella Coola area on September 23rd.
This incident is still under investigation and the exact causes are still being determined.
Until more details are known, it is important to keep in mind the following best practices when working on a helicopter logging operation:
As more detail is made available, the Council will provide additional resources and information.
|BCFSC 2012-09-23 Fatality Alert.pdf|