Canfor Safety Alert - Powerlines - January 2018

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Canfor Safety Alert - Powerlines - January 2018

Incident summary:

  • A log truck driver lost control of the truck before leaving the road, entering the ditch, and rolling over onto the driver side.
  • The front bumper of the truck hit a power pole breaking it approximately 10ft above the ground.
  • The power lines came loose from the top of the pole and remained suspended above the roadway and two lines became tangled in the log bunks.
  • The driver was luckily wearing a seatbelt at the time and was not injured; the driver had to break through the window in order to climb out of the truck.

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