Safety Alerts

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  • MAG Safety Alert – Trailer Stakes

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/05/12

    Trailer Stakes A worker was seriously injured while attempting to adjust the tension of a spring-assisted folding stake on a log transport trailer. The stake extension, which was unsecured, swung… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Truck Fire

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/05/05

    Truck Fire A log transport truck quit running while driving up a steep hill on a main highway. The driver got out to investigate the cause. While he was investigating,… Read More

  • April 2021 Monthly Safety Alert – Heavy Equipment Operation on Wildfires

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/04/30

    Heavy Equipment Operation on Wildfires The wildfire season is quickly approaching and now is a great time to review how operating heavy equipment on the fireline can improve safety and… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Loader Tip Over

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Date: 2021/04/27

    Loader Tip Over A worker was using a wheel loader to move a large portable fuel tank. He suspended the tank from the loader’s left fork using a pre-rigged bridle… Read More

  • WPAC Safety Alert – Explosion at Wood Pellets Receiving Port

    Alert Type: WPAC Safety Alert
    Company: WPAC Safety Committee
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/04/23

    Explosion at Wood Pellets Receiving Port An explosion occurred at a wood pellets receiving port as a vessel was unloading. All safety equipment operated as expected during the event with… Read More

  • WPAC Safety Alert – Fibre Pile Fatality

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert, WPAC Safety Alert
    Company: WPAC Safety Committee
    Location: Alberta
    Date: 2021/04/22

    Fibre Pile Fatality A tragic event recently occurred in north-central Alberta where wood fibre was being stored for use on oil & gas drilling sites. Smoke or steam was noticed… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Bander Lockout Incident

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/04/21

    Bander Lockout Incident The middle dunnage was missed in a load during the automatic cycle. Operator backed up the package into the strapper to replace the missed dunnage. The strapper… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Strapper Head Operation

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/04/14

    Strapper Head Operation A trainer was training a worker on the strapper. During the training, the trainer walked away to bridge the panel leaving the trainee at the control panel…. Read More

  • March 2021 Monthly Safety Alert – Trailer Hoist Incidents

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/04/14

    Trailer Hoist Incidents Loading log truck trailers using hoists or heavy equipment can be a hazardous activity. There has been an increase in incidents and close calls involving loading trailers. … Read More

  • Fatality Alert – March 15, 2021

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/04/14

    Preliminary Information On March 15, a manual tree faller was fatally injured when he was struck by the top of a Hemlock danger tree at a logging site near Port… Read More