FOREST INDUSTRY SAFETY ALERT

Location: 
Wapiti River
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-10-17
Company Name: 
Northwind Logging Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Hitch on a cable spooling trailer broke after being attached to a skidder. The trailer rolled into a ditch with no injuries or further property damage. This incident had the potential to be much more serious.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Upon inspection it was determined that the eye of the trailer hitch was too small, causing the hitch to bind and break. A large eye will be installed on this trailer, as well as safety chains. All other company trailers will be inspected as well.

File attachments
2007-10-17 Trailer Rolls into Ditch.pdf
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