On February 9th, a log truck driver was fatally injured near Fort St. James.
Our condolences go out to the family, friends and co-workers of the deceased and our sympathies to the injured drivers and everyone else who has been affected by this incident.
The Coroners Service, RCMP, CVSE and WorkSafeBC are investigating. See below for a preliminary description of the incident:
A south bound car was stopped on Highway 27 waiting to turn left. A south bound logging truck stopped behind this car. A second south bound logging truck was not able to stop in time to avoid a collision with the first logging truck.
The resulting collision caused vehicles to enter the north bound lane and an empty north bound logging truck collided with one of the logging trucks and went into the ditch. One of the log truck drivers was fatally injured at the scene and another was seriously injured. A fire occurred after the collision.
The weather conditions at the time of the incident have been described as extremely poor, low visibility and snowing heavily.
This is the 2nd harvesting fatality of 2017. Although the details of this incident are still unknown, review the following safety information: