Carrot pin bracket detaches from log truck, strikes vehicle on highway

Safety Alert Type: 
Paved Roads
Kootenay Region
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A logging truck driver heard the sound of a blown tire, and pulled over.

While inspecting the tire, the driver of a public vehicle approached the logging truck to explain that a piece of metal had flown off the logging truck, and broke through the hood of the vehicle on the driver’s side (see photos in attached document).

Upon further investigation, the logging truck driver discovered that a carrot pin bracket was missing off the forward bunk.

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  • Remove the carrot pin from the bracket while the truck is loaded
  • Complete pre & post trip inspections on logging trucks, and correct identified issues
  • Schedule routine maintenance inspections to inspect all welds, including carrot pin welds.


For more information on this submitted alert: 

Kait Baskerville, Woodlands Safety Coordinator, Kootenay Operations: Kait.Baskerville@interfor.com


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