Close Call/Serious Incident

Safety Alert Type: 
Planning and Engineering
Location: 
West of Bear Lake on 3400 rd area BLK 254-002.
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-07-06
Company Name: 
North Aspect Contracting Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

An employee of North Aspect Contracting was walking on a cut block and heard a growling nearby at the timber boundary. She witnessed a cougar traveling about 200m away along the boundary. She then noticed a deer running into the adjacent cut block as she was backing away. The cougar was hunting the deer. The employee contacted another employee working in the area by radio and they both left the block.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Always stay alert and attentive in your work environment. Look for signs that may prevent dangerous encounters with wildlife. Always have radio communication with work partner.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Nick Hawes 250-562-3835

File attachments
2007-07-06 Cose Call With Cougar.pdf
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