Close Call/Serious Incident

Location: 
Race Point Dry Land Sort
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-12-12
Company Name: 
Ted LeRoy Trucking Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Near Mishap:
A log loader on a dry land sort was sorting logs and while doing so the cab tilt motor engaged causing the cab to start tilting forward. The cab proceeded to lift to the half way point then stopped. Upon investigating the incident it was discovered that one of the cab lockdown bolts was broken and the remaining bolt snapped off under pressure. The investigation revealed the wiring harness at the cab tilt switch had shorted out causing the cab tilt motor to engage.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

1) Ensure this incident is reviewed with the manufacturer (wire harness cab switch engineering for possible update of design).
2) Operators to ensure cab lockdown bolts are tight and secure
3) There will be an addition to the mechanics service check sheet to ensure cab lockdown bolts are in place during service intervals.
4) This incident reinforces the importance of preventative maintenance. Please review this close call with all operators

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Ted LeRoy Trucking Ltd.
Safety and Compliance Department
Jim Vaux or Shawn Munson
(250) 246-2880

File attachments
2007-12-12 Broken Bolt Results in Close Call.pdf
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