Vehicles & Roads

Location: 
Princeton
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-03-27
Company Name: 
Weyerhaeuser
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A contractor recently observed several oncoming loaded log trucks along the highway with logs sticking out behind the rear stake. He later had his own loader operator recreate what he had witnessed for this safety alert. This situation creates an over-width load and could potentially cause a collision with oncoming traffic when maneuvering tight corners on the highway.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

The loader operator and the truck driver both have a responsibility to identify loads that are not safe and that could result in an upset condition while being loaded or transported.

Loader operators and truck drivers must ensure that all logs are adequately contained and stable within the bunks and that there are no protruding logs or branches.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Peter Forbes, RPF
Logging Supervisor
Weyerhaeuser
(250) 295-4294

File attachments
2008-03-27 Over-width Load.pdf
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