Log Falls Off Truck on Island Highway

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Mid-Vancouver Island
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Island Timberlands
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A small log (5” x 18’) was discovered on Highway 19, south of Nanaimo. There were no witnesses that saw it come off the log truck. The closest vehicle to the location was a multi bunk truck hauling similar logs.

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  • When hauling logs on industrial and public roads the logging truck driver has the responsibility to ensure that the load is secure. All drivers must check that their load is secure before leaving the landing. If they have concerns, the loader operator should adjust the load
  • All log truck drivers are required to stop and check their load for securement and any other issues before entering on to any public roadway
  • Use extra binders if you are not certain that your load is secure
  • Loader operators are to build crowned loads to ensure sufficient downward pressure is applied to the load from the binders
  • Loader operators should build loads as level as possible.


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