Feller Buncher door pops open from falling debris

Location: 
Near Princeton, BC (Lamont Road)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2014-02-03
Company Name: 
Upper Similkameen Indian Band
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A feller buncher operator was working on an up slope when some debris came down onto the front door, popping it open.

With the door open, the controls no longer were working and the operator had to cover his head and hope nothing came through into the cab.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

• Upon inspection, it was determined the door did not close securely as the latch was worn.

• As part of the daily pre-work checks, ensure all doors close securely. It may only require an adjustment of the door jam or latch, or it may be that the latch needs replacing.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

For more information: Doug Willis, Upper Similkameen Indian Band (250) 295-5317

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