Snag nearly results in serious injury for faller

Location: 
Belize Inlet, Trevor Lake
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-09-06
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Worker was falling a cedar snag approximately 15 feet in height. A slab fell off of the snag striking a cedar wind fall. The windfall slid down the slope glancing off worker on the way by.

• Contributing factors:
• Steep rocky ground
• Unstable ground debris
• Work area was not thoroughly sanitized

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Sanitize workspace of all hazards prior to falling tree, i.e., cut off long windfall at workspace.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Robert Pridge
805 Enterprises Ltd.
Ph: (250)756-6979

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Addendum #1.pdf
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