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Train and Logging Truck Collision

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
Naver Creek Road (North of Quesnel)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2020-06-10
Company Name: 
BCFSC
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

An Eastbound loaded logging truck was crossing a marked rail crossing when a southbound freight train collided with the trailer. The truck and trailer flipped onto its side spilling the logs into the ditch.

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  • Avoid complacency
  • Expect the unexpected
  • Never attempt to beat the train at a crossing
  • When approaching a railroad crossing, slow down, look both ways, and listen for a train on the tracks
  • Never stop on railroad tracks. Keep moving once you have entered the crossing
  • Reduce the risk of stalling by not shifting gears on the tracks.

 

File attachments
TrainSafetyAlert-2020June10.pdf
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