Serious Incident

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
East Ootsa Fraser Lake
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-03-16
Company Name: 
Ambroy Equipment Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Loader man was lifting the log bunk with the loader and a log was in the way; he got out to move the log and the truck driver thought he was ready for him to back up so he could put on the bunk back on. The loader man was between the loader and the log truck were he was crushed injuries were in the pelvic area and lost time incident. The forks on the loader prevented that could have been a fatality.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Reviewed working close procedures, and communication policy with both workers. Do not operate any equipment until you are told or you can see the person you are working with.

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