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Safety Alert Type: 
Wood Lot 1592 Umiti Pit
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Val-J Holdings
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Operator was plowing snow of roads at WL 1592 Umiti Pit. Snow was deep and hard to push. As he was pushing the snow, the blade of skidder hit a rock in road and kicked the skidder sideways putting left front wheel over edge of road. When he tried to back up the rear wheel slid over edge putting the skidder sideways and it rolled onto its side.


  • Heavy snow conditions
  • Plowing too much snow without pushing it off the road when blade is full
  • Rock kicking machine sideways


Learnings and Suggestions: 

Supervisor spoke to Operator about staying to high side just before rollover and he was doing it right but rock kicked machine.

Corrective Measures:

  • Push snow off of road before blade is full of snow. Stay to high side of road away from lower edge.


For more information on this submitted alert: 

Jim Dunkley (250) 992-9886 (250) 983-3443

File attachments
2008-01-09 Skidder Rolls Onto Side.pdf
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