Over-height load contacts railway overpass

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
Revelstoke, BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2017-09-20
Company Name: 
Downie Timber Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A logging truck loaded with balsam made contact with a railway overpass causing one of the logs to be pulled out of the load and land on the road surface.

An oncoming vehicle then struck the log causing vehicle damage. No injuries were reported.

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  • Drivers are responsible for ensuring their loads are safe and meet legal requirements before leaving the loading site
  • In this instance, the logs were dry causing the load to be light. This condition should alert the driver to the greater possibility of exceeding the maximum height limit.

 

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Chip McKay at (250) 683-8040

File attachments
Safety_Alert-Overheight_Load_Contacts_Railway_Overpass_Sept_20-2017.pdf
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