Log Hauling

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
Vernon BC – Ingram Creek
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-10-18
Company Name: 
BC Timber Sales
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

On October 18, 2007 a non-injury accident occurred on one of BCTS’s cut blocks. A large green spruce tree, from a small WTP blew over and hit the engine compartment of an empty logging truck causing approximately $ 35,000 of damage. Prior to the event, the tree was assessed by the logger and was deemed to be a healthy green tree and not a safety hazard.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Whenever practical, in the planning phase, minimize susceptibility to windthrow or locate reserve timber at least one and one-half tree lengths away from travel corridors or work areas (landings). In situations where this is not possible, consider falling or stubbing windthrow susceptible trees that may impact a travel corridor or work area. Other considerations in interface areas may include deferment or alteration of operations during high wind events.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Jerry Wearing (250) 558-1700

File attachments
2007-10-18 Tree Snaps and Hits Logging Truck.pdf
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