Safety Hazard Alert

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-09-08
Company Name: 
BURKE PURDON ENTERPRISES LTD.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

While attempting to adjust the radio, a driver was distracted enough that he let the truck drift to the shoulder of the road. Although he corrected the truck, the trailer tracked into the ditch. This caused both units to flop on to their sides. Fortunately the driver was going slow when this happened and was wearing his seatbelt. It is probably these two reasons he was not injured.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

As professional drivers, do not let anything distract you from your duties. It is not safe to focus on activities that are not related to driving. Looking for lost objects in the cab, eating, talking on the phone, etc. are all activities that distract your attention. Please stop the truck if you can not focus on driving.

Hauling logs is a dangerous job. Respect it, don’t let it kill you.
Wear your seatbelt, slow down, and live to tell about it.

File attachments
2007-09-08 Undue Care Causes Truck To Roll onto Side.pdf
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