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Log Truck Rollover and Seat Belt Safety

Log truck driver, Adrian Sunduk, shares his story of how a seat belt saved his life. Before attending an Anatomy of a Rollover session, he had never worn a seat belt off highway because he had always planned to jump out  read more »

Fatigue is a real issue for all workplaces

This recent story in HRM Canada provides an excellent summary on what fatigue is and how it impacts workers and workplaces:


Safety Alert - Fatality - 2015-10-14 - Worker

On October 14th, a worker was fatally injured when the service truck he was working under rolled over him. This incident occurred in the Ladysmith area on Vancouver Island. WorkSafeBC and the Coroners Service are investigating the incident and the results will be released as soon as possible.

Although the details of this recent incident are still unknown, review the following general safety information:  read more »

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Log truck driver not in the clear while loading

Interior Operations, Adams Lake Division
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Hazard: Truck drivers are at risk of being struck by a log if they are not in-the-clear while being loaded.

Summary: A log loader was loading a truck with cut-to-length logs when a log slipped from the grapple and slid over bullboard and in front of truck (shown in picture). As per safe work procedures, the driver was in the clear and there was no issue.

Tripping hazard in low light: barbed wire fencing

Blue Springs (southern interior region)
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

It was getting dark early on a northern aspect. Worker could no longer read the slopes from clinometer and decided it was time to head back to the truck.

Worker was walking at a brisk pace along a brushed in trail and failed to see an old fence. Two rusted brown barbed wires hanging at shin height took out both feet, and sent the worker tumbling forward. In the dim lighting the fence was camoflaged by brown leaves on the ground, as well as being hidden in the cedar regen.

Fatigue during chainsaw use leads to close call

Tulip Creek, west Kootenays
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A worker became extremely tired with prolonged chainsaw use. After delimbing a branch, worker let his arms down while the chain was still turning and coming to idle.

A section of chain near the base of the bar hit the chainsaw chaps on his upper thigh and produced an 11 cm rip into the protective material within (see picture in attached pdf).

Worker did not sustain any injuries from the incident.

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