Good Samaritan Stabbed at Crash Scene

Safety Alert Type: 
Other
Location: 
Inland Island Hwy – North of Hwy #4 / Port Alberni Turnoff
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2016-09-21
Company Name: 
Mount Sicker Lumber Company
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

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.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

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.

  • Do not put yourself into an unsafe situation when you are not trained in the upset condition
  • If possible, wait until someone can render assistance
  • If leaving your vehicle ensure you contact someone to advise them first of the incident and location, along with a check back time. Follow working alone Man Check procedures.

 

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Mount Sicker Lumber Company kent@mountsicker.com 

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