HAZARD ALERT

Safety Alert Type: 
Worksites
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-08-14
Company Name: 
Canfor
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Field crews potentially in the line of fire due to hunter activity near their worksite.

As Canfor employees rode their ATV’s back to their pickups at the end of the day they noticed some new shooting targets placed in the trees that put them in the line of fire. Although they were not actively shooting, hunters in a camp just down the road were using these targets. The hunters were not aware that there were people working behind their targets, as they had not seen the field crews ride in that morning.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

1. If you encounter any hunters and camps on your way to the field, stop and let them know you are in the area.
2. Leave a note or sign on un-occupied camps or pick-ups letting people know of your presence and location.
3. Place a sign indicating that people are actively working at the entrance to your worksite.

File attachments
2007-08-14 In the line of Fire.pdf
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