Log Hauling

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
Powell River
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-04-15
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Semi trailer loaded with rolls of bundling wire was turning off the hiway onto side road. The tie down on the 3rd row of bundle wire broke and allowed the rolls to move back and put excessive pressure on the other rows.

The securement on the back row broke and fell off the trailer. The road way had about a 5% grade, so the rolls, rolled down the hill. One came to rest under the rear of a flat bed truck. There was minimal damage to the flat bed truck.

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  1. Use securement devices that are adequate for the cargo being carried.
  2. Make sure the trailer is designed for the type of cargo being carried.
  3. Make sure you know what cargo you are loading and have the proper materials to transport safely.

 

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Reg Evans
Safety Coordinator
Goat Lake Forest Products
604-485-2078

File attachments
2008-04-15 Bundle Wire Broke.pdf
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