2007 Safety Alert #2

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
Exiting from Highway 1 onto the Squilax Anglemont Road
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-04-16
Company Name: 
Adams Lake Lumber
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

In recent years there have been several trucks flip on to their side when exiting from Highway 1 onto the Squilax Anglemont Road. In all cases truck drivers were surprised and didn’t anticipate the outcome.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Key Points to remember when negotiating this turn:
•Be aware of the short exit lane prior to the turn. This lane doesn’t give logging trucks much room to slow down prior to entering the curve.
•Drivers should be aware of on coming traffic from the east bound lane. Traffic entering on to the Squilax Angelmont Road often cross lanes in order to cut the corner.
•Reduce your speed to a recommended maximum of 20km/hr.
•Lower speeds may be required depending on truck configuration (i.e. jeep trailers).

This is a high volume traffic area. Any incident in this area has the potential of causing a fatality or a serious injury. Drivers must be aware of these hazards and should not become complacent when negotiating this turn.

File attachments
2007-04-16 truck flip onto side.pdf
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