Log pushed into cab emphasizes the importance of completing a tug test

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Mesachie Lake (south Vancouver Island)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Mount Sicker Lumber Co. Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

After being loaded, a logging truck proceeded downhill. When stopping at an intersection the jeep came ahead, pushing a log through the bulk head /head ache rack and into the cab, narrowly missing the driver.

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  • The driver did not perform a tug test once loaded, before proceeding downhill
  • Best practise: Perform a tug test every time, before leaving the landing to ensure the jeep dogs are in and set.


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