Safety Alert - Fatality - 2013-06-11 - Loader Operator

Harvesting Incident
Date of Occurence: 
Near Port Alberni
Type of Injury: 

It is with deep regret that the BC Forest Safety Council notifies the forestry community of the 6th direct harvesting fatality of 2013. On June 11th, the operator of a front end loader was fatally injured when the loader rolled over.  The loader was carrying a large fuel tank across a slope when the roll over occurred.  This incident occurred in an area near Port Alberni.

Recently, there has been an increase in the number of mobile equipment related injuries. Below are some general guidelines relating to equipment operations that should be reviewed to help prevent future incidents:


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