2009-05-13 Planter on top of vehicle when driving

Meadow Lake BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Rhino Reforestation Services Inc.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Planter climbed onto roof rack of tree canopy when the driver stopped and got out momentarily. The driver jumped back in to the vehicle and backed up apx 20 feet before being alerted by others of what had transpired. The planter on the roof managed to grab on to the netting and not fall, but the consequences could have been very serious. 

Learnings and Suggestions: 

A walk around the vehicle is imperative with passenger vans and canopied trucks. Drivers are instructed to verify that no one is on the roof, in the canopy and that all doors are closed and seat belts buckled before getting out of Park. 

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Pierre Beaudry 

Rhino Reforestation Services Inc. 

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