HAZARD ALERT - Log trailer cable bells need close inspection

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
Throughout BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2015-03-03
Company Name: 
Interfor Corporation
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

This safety alert serves as a “heads-up” to the possibility of a defect with the TRIP CABLE BELL (Part# ANSU3082-25). Interfor's Interior operations have experienced equipment fatigue or failures involving the following trends:

1. D-Ring metal fatigue/breakage

2. Cable wear/extensive fraying

3. Cable bell failure

(see photos in attached pdf)

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  • If you have this part on your bunk (stake straps), please inspect for cracking/metal fatigue before further use.
  • Ensure inspections of the D-ring cable bells and the cables themselves are carried out at your pre-trip as well as throughout the day. Fix defective parts found or remove equipment from service.

 

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Interfor, Adams Lake Division (250) 679-3234

File attachments
Safety_Alert_Interfor-ANSER_Trip_Cable_Bell_3-3-2015.pdf
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