Close Call/Serious Incident

Safety Alert Type: 
Other
Location: 
Fort St. James, B.C.
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-06-26
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A gravel truck operator driving an end dump was spreading gravel when he noticed a root was stuck in the tailgate after his dump. He tried to pull the root out by hand and in doing so slammed his fingers in the tailgate when the root came out. He experienced minor bruising on three fingers but the potential for a serious injury was there.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

This alert is a reminder to use a tool such as a bar to safely remove debris to avoid injuries to hands.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Steve @ 250-996-8838

File attachments
2007-06-26 fingers piched in tailgate.pdf
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