Mechanical Harvesting

Location: 
Northern Interior
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-01-01
Company Name: 
WorkSafeBC
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A rigging crew was working in difficult conditions. As a log was being yarded in, a problem developed and the stop signal was given. The top of the log pivoted from its base and fell under and across the mainline, striking and fatally injuring the rigging slinger who was not in the clear.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

All workers, including the person who gives the signal, must be in the clear before the go-ahead signal is given.

File attachments
2008-01-01 Log Falls Across Mainline-Fatally Injurying Worker.pdf
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