Silviculture/Stand Tending/Fire Fighting

Location: 
CP 716-35, Golden BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-05-26
Company Name: 
Craig Oliver
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Details of Incident: A planter was working on a steep, winter logged section of block. Logging debris levels were high and unstable due to branches landing on snow during harvesting. As the planter reached down to plant a tree a branch scratched his face near the eye. These very fresh blocks pose a higher hazard for the planters. Logging plan changes and fire season closure created a short fall of available ground within the seedlot boundaries.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

A decision was made to transfer seedlings from higher hazard sections of block to sections of a couple other blocks with lower hazard ratings. With extra planning and reallocations for the seedlings we can reduce our hazards to the worker, achieve healthier better plantation stocking. This does mean planting blocks over two planting season which increases planning time. Logging debris will settle over the winter, stabilizing and exposing good microsites. No further hazard abatement will be needed.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

S. Craig Olivier 250 344-6733

File attachments
2008-05-26 Silviculture Stand Tending Fire Fighting.pdf
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