Log truck slides into another, neither with driver inside

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
10km Klo Creek Rd. (Southwest of Houston, BC)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Andy Meints Contracting Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A logging truck was being loaded when it started sliding down a slippery hill and ran into a loaded logging truck that was ahead. This caused the loaded logging truck in front to be pushed in the ditch.

Both trucks sustained damage. The logging truck that was being loaded had a damaged hood and the truck that was hit had a dented fuel tank from going into the ditch.

No one was injured. Neither of the drivers was in the trucks at this time. Both of the trucks didn’t have their trailer brakes on because if they used them they would lock up because it’s so cold.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

• Stay in the truck while it is being loaded in slippery conditions

• Make sure roads are properly sanded as needed

For more information on this submitted alert: 

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

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