Feller-Buncher operator accidently cuts into old cable; Piece is launched, embedding in Lexan window of cab

Safety Alert Type: 
Mechanical Tree Falling
Near Buckley Bay, BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Antler Creek Logging Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A Feller-Buncher operator was about to harvest a tree when the saw head on his machine came into contact with some old cable that was left on the ground from previous logging.

The saw head cut into the cable and launched a piece of it into the front Lexan window of the cab. The piece became embedded between the 1st and 2nd layers of the Lexan (see photos in attached pdf).

Learnings and Suggestions: 

This incident is a reminder of the importance of ensuring the Lexan window material used is rated to the machine.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Contact Bill Boyes, Operations Manager, Antler Creek Logging Ltd, at antlercreeklogging@shaw.ca 

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