Log truck driver hit in the jaw by binder

Safety Alert Type: 
Workers
Location: 
Southwest of Houston, BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2014-01-10
Company Name: 
Andy Meints Contracting Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A log truck driver was wrapping up his load of logs - he threw the wrapper and was putting his binder on the wrapper chain.

As he was tightening his binder the truck driver’s wet gloves slipped, causing the binder to flip up and hit him in the jaw. His jaw was bruised and one of his teeth went through his lip causing a cut. The driver continued working for the rest of the day.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

• Use a bar to tighten binders

• Make sure gloves aren’t slippery

• Pay attention to the task at hand

For more information on this submitted alert: 

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

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