2007-10-18 Windfall damages log truck

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
Ingram Creek
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-10-18
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

An empty logging truck was traveling about 10 – 15 km per hour past a small wildlife tree patch, when a strong gust of wind caught an 80 ft green spruce tree and upended it on across the hood of the truck. Just after this tree fell two more close to the road fell behind the vehicle and two more further in crashed down as well.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Review the positioning of Wildlife Tree Patches (WTP) when setting up blocks.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

 

BC Forest Safety Council

 

“Unsafe is Unacceptable”

 

 

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