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Safety Alert - Fatality - 2013-05-30 - Truck Driver in Steep Embankment Rollover

Type: 
Harvesting Incident
Date of Occurence: 
2013-05-30
Region: 
Near Pemberton
Type of Injury: 
Fatality

It is with deep regret that the BC Forest Safety Council notifies the forestry community of a recent fatality.  On Thursday, May 30th, a driver of a water truck was fatally injured when his water truck rolled approximately 110 meters down a steep 100% embankment.  The water truck was backing up along a narrow section of the road when one tire went off the edge which caused the truck to tip over.  This incident occurred near Pemberton and the investigation is ongoing.

WorkSafeBC Inviting Feedback by June 28, 2013 on Proposed Policy Amendments Regarding the Treatment of Principals

WorkSafeBC is inviting feedback on proposed policy amendments relating to three topics on the treatment of principals of limited companies.

 

Safety Alert - Fatality - 2013-04-08 - Log Truck Driver

Location: 
West Thurlow Island, East of Campbell River
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

It is with great sadness that the BC Forest Safety Council notifies the forestry community of the second direct harvesting related fatality of 2013.

Resource Road User Safety Guide

The BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) has released an updated Resource Road User Safety Guide for Spring 2013. It is intended for recreational users or industrial traffic unfamiliar with travelling on resource roads (e.g. delivery vehicles, mining, land surveying, etc.). This guide lets readers know what to expect on resource roads and some things travelers should do to ensure a safe trip. It provides driving guidelines aimed at helping drivers understand how to drive and communicate on resource roads.

BC Forest Safety Ombudsman

About the Office

The Forest Safety Ombudsman was created as the means for safety issues to be raised and discussed in as free and open a manner as possible. The Ombudsman provides an impartial, confidential and timely voice within the sector as it is recognized that at times there may be concerns with possible adverse repercussions to those raising the issues.

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