Close Call/Serious Incident

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
18 km Peterhope FSR – Cascades Forest District
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A loaded B-Train was travelling along Peterhope FSR when rear trailer detached from main unit and spilled its short log load on the main Peterhope Forest Service Road at 18 km. It was determined that the plastic disc surrounding the pin became folded inside when trailer was first attached prior to loading and jammed into the locking mechanism. Standard operating procedures states that ALL locking mechanisms will be visually checked prior to loading to ensure trailer from detaching prematurely.

There were no injuries.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

All locking mechanisms on all trailers should be checked on all pretrips so that the trailers do not attach from main unit.

Reminder to all truck drivers to following the existing Safe Operating Procedures already in place.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Glenda @ 250-672-9555 Monday to Thursday 8:30-4:30 or leave a message on the machine and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

File attachments
2007-06-08 locking mechanism causes logs to spill.pdf
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