Log rolls off truck during loading, smashes mirror and window

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
South of Houston, BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2014-07-23
Company Name: 
Tom Neufeld Trucking Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A Cut-To-Length (CTL) log truck was being loaded at the roadside, when one of the short logs rolled off the passenger side.

The log rolled off the back bunk of the first bundle then fell towards the truck, striking the mirror on the passenger side and smashing the side window out.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

It is very important to remind drivers how dangerous it is to be out of the truck during loading. In this case if a driver had been outside cleaning windows or anything else they could have been struck by the log.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Ron Neufeld (250) 845-8960

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