Close Call/Serious Incident

Safety Alert Type: 
Planning and Engineering
Phinette Lake, off of Highway 24, Southern Interior Forest District
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Montane Forest Consultants Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Forestry worker was working in the Phinette Lake area laying out a Forestry road. Cougar approached to within 3m, predatory to forestry worker and his dog. Worker faced the cougar and backed towards the truck approx 200m away. Cougar followed worker to truck and worker and his dog arrived safely at the truck.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

All safe work procedures were followed as per our Health and Safety Policy.
A ll work in the area ceased operations and workers returned to their office. Ministry of Environment officials were notified.

File attachments
2007-09-19 Close Encounter With Cougar.pdf
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