Close Call/Serious Incident

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-10-09
Company Name: 
Dunkley Lumber Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

An employee of Dunkley Lumber Ltd. called “loaded” at a mandatory call sign posted immediately before the junction of 2 major roads. Immediately after this call, another mandatory call was made by a logging truck that was approaching this junction on the opposite road. The Dunkley employee realized that they would be meeting at this junction at the same time and therefore slowed down slightly and paid extra attention. At the junction, the Dunkley employee witnessed the logging truck drive through the “yield” sign without checking for traffic that had right-of-way. If the Dunkley employee had not slowed down and paid extra attention to the situation, an accident would have occurred.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

• The Dunkley employee immediately after this incident talked to the driver of the logging truck to inform him of what he had done and to review Dunkley’s “Safe Driving Rules and Practices”, especially the section on obeying all traffic signs.
• A notice about following Dunkley’s “Safe Driving Rules and Practices” has been distributed to all of the contractors using this road system.
• Some of the trees and debris at the junction of the road were removed to increase visibility for all drivers approaching this junction.

File attachments
2007-10-09 Close Call At Intersection.pdf
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