A worker was heading to Port Alberni, for work, in the early morning. While en route he witnessed a motor vehicle veer across both northbound lanes, grass meridian and southbound lanes, ending up in the bushes, north of the Hwy #4 junction.
The worker called his Supervisor to advise him he was going to stop and instructed him to contact 911 to send out the police and ambulance.
The worker helped the vehicle driver out of the ditch and up to the road side. The vehicle driver then turned on the worker, stabbed him in the chest and stole the worker’s vehicle.
The worker was able to call his Supervisor back to report the stabbing and vehicle theft. An ambulance was already on its way to the incident and the worker was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
During a regular workday, forestry employees and supervisors are well versed in ERP for serious injury within their work environment.
The employees have not received ERP training for non-work related, non-industrial incidents or motor vehicle accidents that include upset conditions and unknown citizens.
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