Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A pickup was travelling on a controlled road towards the job site. Suddenly it was confronted by a loaded log truck on the road coming towards it. The pickup had to swerve into the ditch/bush.
Neither the log truck driver nor the driver of the pickup were calling their kilometres. The weather conditions were less that ideal. It was raining and the clay ground was very slippery.
Luckily, no injury or damage occurred, but the incident could have resulted in serious injuries.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Always call your kilometres when driving on a controlled road. Both drivers should have adjusted their speed and awareness to compensate for the weather conditions. The driver of the pickup should be noting wider areas of the road where he can pull over to let the logging trucks by.

File attachments
2007-08-20 Near miss between pickup na dloaded logging truck.pdf
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