No radio communication leads to resource road collision

Safety Alert Type: 
Resource Roads
Location: 
Northwest of Prince George
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2013-03-15
Company Name: 
Stones Bay Holdings Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Two log loader operators were just finishing their last night shift of the week.

One truck went by the other on his way off the block. The driver stopped to look down a spur road to get a plan for his shift Sunday night. He made no mention on the radio that he was slowing or stopping and was part way down a blind hill.

The other operator left his machine, making no radio call that he was headed down the block road. He came over the hill and was unable to stop when he saw the first truck stopped, and ran into the back of the first truck.

There were no injuries and no air bags were deployed, but there was considerable damage to both trucks. However they were both drivable and both drivers made it back to town without further incident.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

• The first vehicle should have cleared off the road completely and advised that he was stopping

• The second vehicle should have made a call that he was leaving his machine and heading out down the block road

• Travel to road conditions no matter what the situation and always use proper radio calling procedures

For more information on this submitted alert: 

For more information contact: Darren McQueen at (250) 996-8912

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