Moose and Wildlife Driving Hazards

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
Hart Highway
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-02-07
Company Name: 
CLUSKO LOGGING ENTERPRISES LTD.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Recently a loaded B-train logging truck had a moose run out in front of it while traveling along the Hart Highway. The driver was able to avoid hitting the moose head-on. The moose ran into the side of the logging truck causing minor damage to the truck. The moose wasn’t as fortunate and had to be destroyed.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

1) Be cautious of moose and other wildlife when driving. Expect the unexpected.

2) Exercise extra caution in winter months as:
- Wildlife is attracted to the salt accumulations on the roadways.
- Snow banks make it difficult for animals to clear the roadways.
- Road conditions can reduce traction control and increase stopping distances.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Please contact me at 564-6389 or 981-2168 (cell) if you have any questions regarding this or other safety matters.

File attachments
2007-02-07 Logging truck hits Moose.pdf
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