Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Meickle Creek Road
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Northwind Logging Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Mechanic was helping Low-bed driver attach cinches and chains to a load. While in the process of tightening a cinch, the handle broke off causing the mechanic to fall back. The sudden twist caused a minor sprain to his ankle, but could have been much worse.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

All truck drivers and others using cinches should inspect them periodically for cracks or flaws to help avoid this type of failure.

File attachments
2007-08-22 Broken handle leads to fall.pdf
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