Close Call/Serious Incident

Geographic Area identified as Kitchen Creek located near Kinbasket Lake in the Golden TSA
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

During an active logging operation, bucker person was at the bucking station while the loader operator was spreading the next load of trees to be bucked. The loader operator turned to retrieve another log and at the same time the bucker left the safety of the bucking station to commence bucking. Not realizing that bucker had moved into the area to commence bucking, the loader turned with a log in the grapple and the log struck the bucker in the lower back.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Bucker person must make eye contact with the loader operator and receive loader operator’s permission to proceed into this active area. Bucker person must adhere to the Contractors’ Safety Program procedures associated with the buckers’ job position.

File attachments
2007-09-07 Bucker Struck in Back With Log.pdf
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