A reminder to all drivers to take extra care when unchaining log loads at log yards – There has been an incident where a log has slipped off a truck while the driver was walking away from it, after releasing the last chain of the bunk. In other circumstances this could have been a very serious incident indeed.
As the driver has unchained, he has noticed the log was moving so has taken precautions to unchain it carefully. When he has completed unchaining and ‘flicked’ the chain at the rear of the truck while walking towards the trailer, the log has slid forward, falling out onto the ground. This has left the log leaning against the front bolster of the truck, missing the driver by approx. 1-1.5 meters.
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