Log hauling can present many hazards - including debris in loads

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
British Columbia; New Zealand
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2017-09-06
Company Name: 
BC Forest Safety Council; New Zealand Forest Owners Association
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

There have been reported incidents involving rocks or other debris in loads of logs and wedged between tires. Rocks have fallen out of a load of logs, have been ejected from between the truck or trailer tires, or “kicked-up” by a passing truck.

Most recently, a rock the size of a tennis ball hit the roof of a truck, causing significant damage and narrowly avoiding impacting the windshield - which could have been catastrophic.

This hazard was the subject of the March 2013 Alert of The Month "Preventing Debris in Loads of Logs". Here is the link: http://www.bcforestsafe.org/aom_mar2013_debris


Also, From New Zealand - a series of alerts related to log loading and hauling:

 

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