Industry Hazard Alert

Location: 
Badger Road Kamloops Area
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-05-18
Company Name: 
Tolko Industries Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

This was a “near miss” accident

Worker was driving down a tertiary road adjacent to some small scale salvage to talk to the buncher operator.
The top of a felled tree came in contact with the worker’s pick-up. There were no injuries. Key points to consider:
· Road was signed but not blocked
· Buncher was working adjacent to the road
· When worker approached the buncher – he thought that the operator had seen him
· Worker did not make radio contact with buncher operator to notify him that he was on site

Learnings and Suggestions: 

· All work sites must be controlled and active falling sites blocked
· When approaching any active logging equipment, contact operator to ensure that he is aware that you are on site and has ensured the work site is safe.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Thompson Nicola Woodlands,
Tolko Industries Ltd.

David Bickerton, Regional Woodlands Manager
david.bickerton@tolko.com (250) 578-2174

File attachments
2007-05-18 top of feller tree hits truck.pdf
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