Worksite Bulletins

Safety Alert Type: 
Worksites
Location: 
Blackwater Spruce Road
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-02-05
Company Name: 
Westroad Resource Consultants Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Crew was timber cruising in a dead IBM attacked stand during moderate to high winds. While collecting data at a plot, a gust of wind knock over a tree. The falling tree got hung up in another tree before reaching the ground but it was directly above the workers heads. The wind remained strong and the crew felt it was unsafe to continue working in the area so they returned home.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Do not work in a dead IBM attacked stands if there are strong winds in the area. The level of risk from the wind should be determined in the office before heading out to the field or during the worksite hazard assessment. Wear hard-hats on winder days.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Jim Kurta
Westroad Resource Consultants Ltd.
Quesnel, B.C.
250-992-2987

File attachments
2008-02-05 High Winds Bring Down trees.pdf
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