Log Hauling

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
Woss Lake shop yard, Vancouver Island B.C.
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-11-26
Company Name: 
Nimpkish Logging
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A new 8’6” log bunk was put on a logging truck. The driver went up on the trailer to fold down the stakes. While folding down the left hand stake, the right hand stake fell on its own and struck the driver on the lower back and hip area. The driver experienced pain and discomfortbut fortunately he did not require First Aid or time away from work. This was definitely a “close-call.”
 
Upon further investigation, it was determined that the chain was not anchored to hold the return spring on the particular stake that fell on the driver.
 

Learnings and Suggestions: 

A visual inspection of bunks (new or used)
should be done to ensure all bunk stake strap anchor points are secure. Also testing
of the straps should be done to make certain that there is proper tension on return
springs.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Ron Tucker  Courtenay: 250-338-9439 Woss: 250-281-3422 
 
Brad Tucker             Courtenay: 250-334-3705 Woss: 250-281-4241

File attachments
2007-11-26 Chain Not Anchored results in Close Call.pdf
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