Crew Transport

Campbell River, B.C., Private Logging Road
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Worker was alone in a pick up, driving to work at 8:00 a.m. There was a trace of snow in the rain. Worker attempted to negotiate a corner on the gravel road but the truck continued to travel straight and left the road, rolling over several times, stopping approximately 60m. down a steep embankment. The worker was wearing his seatbelt. The worker suffered shoulder injuries,cut to his head and bruised legs. He was able to use his radio to contact help.

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  • Slow down.
  • Pay attention and drive to road conditions.
  • Continue to reinforce the use of seatbelts.
  • Annually review drivers abstracts.
  • Revise call-in procedure to be initiated when an employee leaves his marshalling point, rather than when they arrive at the job site. Had the employee not been able to use his radio there could have been a time lag between assistance being rendered.


For more information on this submitted alert: 

Neil McIver 250-287-2220

File attachments
2007-04-13 truck leaves road and rolls over.pdf
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