Crew Transport

Location: 
Coquihalla Phase III
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-01-15
Company Name: 
Upper Nicola Natural Resources
Details of Incident / Close Call: 
  • Shovels & hand tools were strapped to the roof rack of the silviculture crew suburban.
  • The rubber cord/s broke and the hand tools were blown into the middle of the two north bound lanes,
  • When trying to retrieve the equipment passing cars hit the hand tools and sent them flying through the air nearly hitting the silviculture crew members and other motorists.

 

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  • Always check your vehicle prior to each trip.
  • When carrying gear/load ensure it is safely secured.
  • In this case a fixed dry box will be fitted to the roof rack to enclose all
  • tools/gear.

 

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Shawn Nicolas (250) 350-3342

File attachments
2008-01-15 Broken Strap Causes Flying Tools.pdf
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