Close Call/Serious Incident

Safety Alert Type: 
Howe Sound DLS
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
S. McKillop Logging Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Two scalers were grading logs with a log tape between them. The edge of the steel tape caught one of the scaler’s right hand. He received one half inch cuts to both his middle and pinky fingers. He cleaned up the wounds himself and returned to work. Two days later his hand was swollen and he required antibiotic treatment.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Scalers must wear gloves while taping and grading logs.
Workers must seek immediate attention

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Scott McKillop (S. McKillop Logging Ltd.) 250-729-1100

File attachments
2007-10-14 Grading Results in Injury.pdf
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