Safety Hazard Alert

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2006-12-29
Company Name: 
Blackwater Construction
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

On December 29, 2006 the Molly on a logging truck broke while trailer was being unloaded.

This caused the trailer to fall, damaging a stake and 2 air bags.

This happened because the Molly had slipped within the clamps attached to the trailer, causing the loader to be lifting on an unprotected area. This resulted in the cable being cut through.

This could have happened while driver was loading trailer.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

One action is to add block protection all the way around Molly and replace blocks when worn.

The other action is to bring to the attention of all drivers, the necessity of complete equipment inspections prior to, during, and after work activities.

Ensure the Molly and lifting blocks are centered for lifting.

If your log states your equipment is in good repair, it needs to have been inspected, not taken for granted. Especially areas we might not inspect often enough. (Molly’s, bunks, 5th wheels, suspension, etc.)

Be safe; ensure your equipment is in prime operational condition.

File attachments
2006-12-29 Molly broke while trailer being unloaded.pdf
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