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Safety Alert - Fatality - 2013-08-26 - Faller

Type: 
Harvesting Incident
Date of Occurence: 
2013-08-26
Region: 
Cowichan Lake - Vancouver Island
Type of Injury: 
Fatality

On August 26, 2013 a faller was fatally injured when he was struck by an object while working near Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island. WorkSafeBC and the Coroners Service are investigating this incident.

The Council will provide more information as it is released.

Safety Alert - Fatality - 2013-08-19 - Grader Driver

Type: 
Harvesting Incident
Date of Occurence: 
2013-08-19
Region: 
Prince George
Type of Injury: 
Fatality

On August 19, 2013 near Prince George a worker was driving a grader on the Stone Creek Forest Service Road when the grader went off the road and into a lake. The worker was deceased at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service, WorkSafeBC and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate this death.

Safety Alert - Fatality - 2013-07-30 - Log Truck Driver

Type: 
Harvesting Incident
Date of Occurence: 
2013-07-30
Region: 
Haida Gwaii
Type of Injury: 
Fatality

Sadly, the BC Forest Safety Council has learned of a direct harvesting fatality that occurred on July 30, 2013. A log truck driver was fatally injured by logs that fell from the top of a loaded truck.

This incident is still under investigation so the detailed information and causes have not been released.

This is the 3rd log truck driver fatally injured in 2013.

Below are some guidelines relating to log truck and loader operations that should be reviewed with your crew to help prevent future incidents:

Cycle Times

The calculation of Cycle Times are an important and valuable tool for all forest professionals. We believe a correlation exists between cycle times and safety.

Manufacturing Safety Alert - Safe Guarding Conveyors

Location: 
British Columbia
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Injuries related to conveyors are common, costly, and often severe.

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