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  • Aluminum Trailer Experiences Structural Failure

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2022/04/29

    An aluminum trailer loaded with two snowmobiles was being towed on a resource road when the tongue of the trailer broke. Learn more in this alert submitted by BC Timber… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Hoist Malfunction

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Date: 2022/04/26

    Two employees were performing a saw change for the Headrig bandsaw using a hoist in the filing room. The hoist was lifted, and Employee #1 began pulling the saw cradle… Read More

  • April 2022 Monthly Safety Alert – Wildlife Collision Prevention

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BCFSC
    Date: 2022/04/22

    Wildlife collisions are one of many risks and hazards BC drivers are exposed to throughout the year, and these collisions can cause serious injuries and fatalities for both people and… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Kiln Cart Ran Over By Forklift

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Date: 2022/04/20

    A Forklift Operator was carrying a load while traveling through the storage yard. A door malfunction ultimately led to the forklift clipping a kiln cart. MAG – Safety Alert –… Read More

  • Swamper hit by fly rock during blast

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2022/04/19

    A worker was hit and injured by a piece of fly rock that weighed approximately 1.5 pounds. Learn more in the submitted alert by clicking here.

  • Winch-assisted machine slides on thin soil, tumbles over

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2022/04/14

    A recent incident of a winch-assist machine sliding on rock highlights the importance of the machine being able to maintain traction on its own at any time. Hazard Alert: Winch… Read More

  • Metal-contaminated log causes sawmill damage, downtime

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2022/04/14

    A metal-contaminated log was processed at a sawmill, and the embedded metal caused damage and downtime. Workers were also exposed to a serious hazard. Learn more in the submitted alert… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Lockout Incident – Pry Bar

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/04/13

    A millwright noticed woodchips building up in the chip conveyor. The millwright thought a 2×4 block was holding up the chips so without stopping and locking out the equipment, the… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – April 6, 2022

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Date: 2022/04/12

    Preliminary Information: On April 6, 2022, a helicopter conducting cedar salvage operations went down near Sayward. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. Read more

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Aerosol Battery Terminal Protector and Fire

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/04/11

    A service person was performing routine battery maintenance using an aerosol battery terminal protector on a haul truck’s batteries. While spraying the aerosol the spray can contacted the positively charged… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Lockout Violation – Crossing Guardrails

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/03/29

    While attempting to troubleshoot an issue with Planer Stacker Hoist, a shift millwright stepped through a guardrail and into a lockout area to clear the lathe and chunks around the… Read More

  • March 2022 Monthly Safety Alert – Spring Road Safety

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BCFSC
    Date: 2022/03/28

    Flooding in 2021 caused extensive damage to resource roads and other transportation infrastructure. Repair efforts continue but not all roads and watercourse crossings have been fixed. Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Mobile Equipment Log Truck Rolled into Highway

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/03/22

    The driver of a log truck was preparing to load his trailer at the trailer hoist. When the driver exited his truck he forgot to set the parking brake. After… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Mobile Equipment Loader Operator Near Miss

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/03/16

    A Merchandiser Operator was attempting to fix a cross up on the Re-Entry Step Feeder. They turned on the Blue Notification Light to notify the Loader Operator to not put… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Water Activities Working Alone

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/03/09

    A Close Call occurred when an experienced Boom Man fell off a log and into the water. MAG – Safety Alert – Water Activities Working Alone

  • February 2022 Monthly Safety Alert – Hand Tool Safety

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2022/02/25

    Hand tools are used on a regular basis for many tasks like using a jack to change a tire or an axe to blaze a tree. Often, we don’t think… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Filing Room New Employee Training

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/02/22

    An untrained employee was assisting two other employees to cut saw bands on the shear cutter in the filing room. When the newly cut end of the saw band got… Read More

  • Worker seriously injured in fall when tree broke at base

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: WorkSafeBC
    Date: 2022/02/18

    The base of a tree broke, and a worker fell with the tree to the ground. Proper instruction and training would likely have prevented this incident. Learn more in this… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Mobile Equipment Pedestrian Interface

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/02/15

    Recently there were two similar incidents involving workers being struck by forklifts. Both incidents could have been much worse and thankfully didn’t result in serious injury. MAG – Safety Alert… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Trailer Hoist Failure

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/02/11

    A log truck driver was lowering the log trailer down onto his truck when the trailer hoist tipping hook failed, breaking in half. The trailer fell approximately three (3) feet…. Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Lockout Hidden Stored Energy In Radicon

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/02/09

    Interactions with Gear Reducers/Radicons have been responsible for many serious injuries within the forest products manufacturing industry. When a conveyor gets plugged up or jammed, the Radicon or Gear Box… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Loader Assist Injury

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/02/02

    A log truck driver was injured when he was struck by the loader grapple. The driver was taken to the hospital where medical treatment was required. TAG Safety Alert – Loader… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Lockout Babbitt Mold

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/02/02

    An employee was in the process of making Babbitt plates in the filing room and had completed a number of mold pours. A countersink pin for the mold had fallen… Read More

  • Industrial traffic and private vehicle close encounter

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Location: Christian Valley Road
    Date: 2022/01/28

    A forestry worker was travelling down an unpaved road in the Boundary region (east of Beaverdell, BC) and encountered a pickup towing a camper trailer. The worker ended up in… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – Jan 24, 2022

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Date: 2022/01/27

    Preliminary Information: On January 24, 2022 in the Sunshine Coast area, a faller was fatally injured when the tree he was falling broke and he was struck by a piece… Read More

  • January 2022 Monthly Safety Alert – Helicopter Long Line Safety

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2022/01/27

    Helicopters are an important part of many forestry operations. One of their functions is using long lines to move equipment or cargo. The following alert features some safety precautions for… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Lifting Trailer Drop

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/01/26

    A Contract log truck driver had raised their trailer to the yellow skirting. The driver let go of the hoist control pendent and moved toward the truck cab to back… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – January 24, 2022

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Date: 2022/01/24

    Preliminary Information – On January 24, 2022 in the Sunshine Coast area, a faller was fatally injured when the tree he was falling broke and he was struck by a… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Hazardous Materials System Failure

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/01/19

    The dust extraction system for the planer was turned off during a power reset which resulted in a backdraft of fine dust into the planer. Upon investigation it was identified… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – Jan 10, 2022

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/01/17

    Preliminary Information: A sawmill worker was fatally injured after being impacted by a bucket loader at a Lower Mainland mill log yard on January 10, 2022. Read more