Buckerman Injured on Landing

Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-09-01
Company Name: 
H.A. Friedenberger Contracting Ltd
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A buckerman was injured while walking to buck a turn of logs set out on a small landing located near a cable yarder setting.
As the buckerman was approaching the turn on the landing from his “safe area”, he tripped on some cedar branches that were covering a small depression. The buckerman experienced pain in his upper left leg.
The buckerman received medical treatment at the hospital in Nakusp, where it was determined that he had pulled a groin muscle in his left leg. There was lost time due to the injury.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

1. Landings should be constructed level, free of depressions / mounds, and any other tripping hazards.
2. Slash and debris on landings should be cleared at a frequency as to not allow slash and debris to interfere with a
person’s safe access / egress while working on the landing.
3. Persons walking on landings should ensure good footing while doing so.

File attachments
alerts-07-09-01-buckerman.pdf
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