Machine rolls over on unstable ground

Safety Alert Type: 
Mechanized Harvesting
West Kootenay Region
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
BC EcoChips Ltd
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

While working with a Hoe Chucker in a cut block the operator placed his downhill track on some unstable brush and organic material. When the material collapsed the machine gently rolled onto its side (see photo in attached pdf).

The operator was uninjured and the machine sustained cosmetic damage only. No fluids or fuel leaked from the machine.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Whenever harvesting equipment operates on slopes care must be taken to ensure the stability of the machine. This includes operators making sure they are always on firm stable ground and not on top of piled debris or organic material.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Bill Sparks bill@bcecochips.ca


File attachments
Alert-Machine Roll Over-May 27-2019-BC Eco Chips.pdf
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