Close Call/Serious Incident

Location: 
Lumby, B.C
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-11-23
Company Name: 
R.J. Schunter Contracting Ltd
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A skidder operator was on a slope of 5% with a heavy drag, when the tire went over a stump. The drag pushed the skidder over onto its side.
The operator was wearing his seat belt and as a result was not injured. There was no damage to the skidder.
There was light snow and lots of debris on the ground, which may have contributed to the incident.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Make sure all obstacles are clear from skidder path.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

R.J. Schunter Contracting Ltd

File attachments
2007-11-23 Tire Hits Stump Resulting in Close Call.pdf
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