2010-09-08 Distracted Driving

Safety Alert Type: 
Southern Interior Region-Columbia District-Elbow Creek
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Nootka Reforestation
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A worker was driving in a vehicle at slow speed and reached for a map that had fallen off the passenger seat. The vehicle came too close to the inside ditch. As the vehicle came to a stop, the shoulder of the road gave away, and the vehicle dropped to its side. Erosion further contributed to the soft road shoulder. The driver was wearing a seatbelt, and no injuries occurred. Very minor damage resulted to the vehicle.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Assess road conditions upon arrival to block. Do not allow yourself to be distracted while operating a vehicle.

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