2008-10-27 Log Truck Tires Unattach

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
Princeton, BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-10-27
Company Name: 
Weyerhaeuser
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

On the afternoon of October 27, 2008 a logging truck had two drive wheels come unattached from the vehicle. The truck had been in on the weekend to have four new winter tires installed on the truck. The truck was due at the end of the day to have a retorque on the nuts. The truck had just stopped at the junction of a logging road and the highway West of Princeton. The driver had done a walk around the vehicle checking the truck and tightening the wrappers. While traveling on the highway the driver felt something was wrong and while slowing down and pulling over the 2 front drive tires fell off the vehicle. The truck was able to safely stop and the driver called for assistance.

 
View of front drive axle with tires missing.
View of worn lug holes on the tire rim.

 

Learnings and Suggestions: 

The truck driver is ultimately responsible for the safety of their vehicle.

Have a thorough check of the vehicle once maintenance has been performed on any part of the vehicle paying particular attention to the area being worked on.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Peter Forbes, RPF

Logging Supervisor

Weyerhaeuser
(250) 295-4294

 

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2008-10-27 Log Truck Drive Wheels Unattach.pdf
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