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This page contains summaries of Notice of Incident (NI) reports received by WorkSafeBC. This information may help you to prevent similar accidents in your workplace.

THE NI INFORMATION IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Some details have been edited to protect the privacy of workers involved.

Completed WorkSafeBC investigation reports for selected incidents are available online, sorted by industry sector.

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2006 January - March


Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Auto towing
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006131490090
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

The driver of a 5-ton tow truck sustained fatal injuries when it left the highway and overturned in a ditch.
Injury Type : Neck and head injuries (1 worker); whiplash (1 worker); major head laceration (1 worker); neck, back, and arm injury (1 worker); arm and hand injury (1 worker)
Core Activity : Horticultural nursery
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006101100033
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A van licensed to carry 15-16 passengers was transporting 11 farm labour workers, plus the driver. The van stopped at an intersection, then entered it and struck a pickup truck that had entered the intersection first. The impact caused the van to roll onto its passenger side and spin.
Injury Type : Fatal (non-worker); lacerations, contusions (worker)
Core Activity : Log hauling
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006130750063
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A private motor vehicle crossed the highway's centre line and struck an empty logging truck. The driver of the private vehicle was killed; the truck driver sustained minor injuries.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Installing drainpipe
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006117650727
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

Workers were digging up a telecommunication duct bank to install a drainpipe when they exposed some concrete. Thinking it was an old foundation, they started to chip through the concrete and contacted a high-voltage (7.2-kV) underground electrical duct. The services had not been accurately located before work began.
Injury Type : Spinal fractures, broken jaw
Core Activity : Steep-slope roofing
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006129730069
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker was crimping a sheet metal seam on the roof of a carport when he stepped through an unguarded opening. The worker fell approximately 10 feet and landed on his back on an aluminum ladder laid flat on the ground.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Construction
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006115131095
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

An excavator struck a natural gas line. The underground services had not been accurately located before excavation began.
Injury Type : Bruising to leg
Core Activity : Trucking and delivery of goods
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006095610157
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A driver was preparing the trailer of the delivery truck for departure when 16 sheets of 3/4-inch fibreboard that were leaning against a wall fell onto him.
Injury Type : Amputation of arm
Core Activity : Sawmill
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006130570111
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker was doing cleanup at the motor end of the 30-inch debarker waste conveyor chain when one arm was caught in an unguarded in-running nip point.
Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Oil or gas well drilling
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006124490032
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker was driving a crewcab pickup from camp towards town when the pickup missed a corner on a bridge approach and struck a large retaining wall. The worker was not wearing a seatbelt.
Injury Type : Serious injuries to shoulders, vertebrae (1 worker); minor abrasions (1 young worker)
Core Activity : Workers travelling to pipeline work location
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006154930079
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

Two pipeline workers were travelling to a worksite when their motor vehicle rolled over after missing a turn at an intersection. The vehicle was travelling too fast for road conditions.
Injury Type : Strained shoulder
Core Activity : Manual tree falling
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006116270063
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker was clearing an area to prepare for the falling of a large Douglas fir (3 to 4 feet in diameter). He was falling a 20-inch maple tree that was limbed-tied with an adjacent, partially dead alder tree. As the maple fell, it caused the upper portion of the alder tree to break off and strike the faller on the back of the shoulder.
Injury Type : Shoulder and head injuries
Core Activity : Log hauling
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006034450089
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A loaded tandem log truck rolled over at a bend of a paved highway.
Injury Type : Fractures and soft-tissue injuries to pelvis and lower back
Core Activity : Stucco work
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006116740065
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker was leaning against the top rail of a single-pole wood scaffold when the railing (2x4) broke. The worker fell 12 feet, 9 inches to the ground below.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Avalanche control at ski hill
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006128680028
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A ski patrol was doing avalanche control work using a blasting gun to fire 1-kg explosive projectiles into selected snow masses 450 metres downrange. A charge was loaded and the gun pressurized to 145 psi. When the gun was fired, the explosive projectile travelled only 20 metres and landed in front of the gun hut, arming itself when it buried into the snow. The gun crew destroyed the charge in place.
Injury Type : Non-injury
Core Activity : Agricultural laboratory
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006147100077
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A suspicious package containing an unknown white powder arrived at a workplace. The RCMP and hazardous materials experts responded. It was later determined that the substance was not hazardous.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Auto dealership (sales and service )
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006154850068
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A log processor was being moved from a drop-off area to the back of the shop. It contacted an overhead communications cable, pulling over two power poles and the attached 25-kV power lines and transformers.
Injury Type : Blow to side of head
Core Activity : Log hauling
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006116090049
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

As a loaded log truck drove down a mainline, a branch from a roadside sapling broke through the driver-side window and struck the driver's head.
Injury Type : Fractured ribs, shoulder blade, pelvis
Core Activity : Freight forwarding
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006070890022
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker sustained crushing injuries when an unsecured wheeled crate weighing about 600 pounds rolled off a flatbed truck.
Injury Type : Internal injuries
Core Activity : Sawmill
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006108490061
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker was clearing a jam-up on the planer infeed belt. He was struck in the abdomen by a piece of wood (2x6x20) that was ejected from the infeed belt after contacting the pineapple rollers.
Injury Type : Minor inhalation of chlorine gas
Core Activity : Water treatment operation
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006093710069
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

After changing a chlorine pump, workers were bringing a chlorine system back online and up to pressure when a valve developed a minor leak. The system was immediately shut down but residual chlorine gas in the 1/2-inch pigtail (short length) of the line discharged into the work area. One worker was briefly exposed to over 9 ppm of chlorine gas when he unexpectedly struck a railing and his respirator's facepiece dislodged.
Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Log hauling
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006136900345
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A loaded logging truck went off a forest service road and over an embankment, killing the driver.
Injury Type : Exposure to an unknown airborne contaminant (18 workers)
Core Activity : Customer service call centre
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006144660054
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A customer service call centre was evacuated when workers became ill with symptoms including dizziness, headache, and nausea.
Injury Type : Amputation of finger at first knuckle
Core Activity : Sawmill
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006136970052
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker's finger was amputated when it was caught and pulled around a pulley in a V-belt drive system. The system had not been locked out down before cleanup began.
Injury Type : Neck and back injuries, head lacerations
Core Activity : Log yard operations
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006144250097
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

An operator was moving a log material handler (a rubber-tired log loader) from one log yard to another. As the loader turned a corner, it tipped over onto its side in a ditch.
Injury Type : Lacerations and bruising of leg
Core Activity : Metal or screen door or aluminum window manufacturing
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006134580108
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A young worker was delivering a load of glass panels to a workplace. As the worker removed the ratchet tie-down strap securing the load to the side of the cube van, the load, which had not been stabilized, fell over. The panels, with an estimated weight of 470 pounds, pinned the worker against the floor of the van.
Injury Type : Fractured hand
Core Activity : Sawmill
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006143950061
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A tilt hoist was dumping a tier of 2x4s (18 feet long) onto the infeed table of a planer. As the tier started to slide off of the load, one board fell apart and became stuck in the belt conveyor. The sliding tier of boards caught on the upright board, then went askew and slid towards the tilt hoist operator, pinning his hand against the tilt hoist shack.
Injury Type : Facial lacerations
Core Activity : Food product manufacture
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006154890029
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker reached into an unguarded holding tank to take a food sample and was struck by the rotating mixing arm.
Injury Type : Spinal injuries
Core Activity : Framing and residential forming
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006129730067
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A young worker was dismantling a wooden scaffold system when he fell from the scaffold's platform. The worker, who was not protected by a personal fall protection system, landed on the concrete pad approximately 12 feet below.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Water meter installation
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006115131094
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker was digging with a shovel and contacted a low-voltage underground cable.
Injury Type : Penetration wound
Core Activity : Forming a residential foundation
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006015490141
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

The sidewall of an excavation gave way. A young worker slipped off the edge into the excavation and was impaled by a steel waler bar.
Injury Type : Fractured pelvis
Core Activity : Municipal maintenance yard
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006138190090
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker was knocked off a ladder and pinned by a load of flat roof trusses that dislodged from the top wall plate.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Concrete pumping
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006143950064
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

The boom of a concrete pumper truck struck two cars of a ski hill gondola. There were no passengers in the two cars struck but one of the cars swung forward and struck a third car with a passenger.
Injury Type : Bruising
Core Activity : Concrete pumping
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006114550118
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker tripped and fell approximately 9.5 feet through an unguarded floor opening.
Injury Type : Shoulder and ankle contusions
Core Activity : Oil or gas field servicing (by means other than service rigs)
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006144250117
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

An air drilling rig started drilling a conductor hole at an oilfield drilling site. The 6-inch discharge hose became plugged, which lifted the rig up, blew the drill pipe and liner out of the hole, and caused a patch of ground about 10 feet across to be blown upwards, scattering rocks and debris. The driller was blown off the driller's stand and landed 3-4 feet away.
Injury Type : Broken bone in foot
Core Activity : Golf course maintenance
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006093710080
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker was pruning a large tree limb (approximately 8 inches in diameter, 20 feet long) with a chainsaw. When the limb fell and struck the ground, its side branches caused the main limb to bounce up and strike the worker's foot. The worker was wearing steel-toed rubber boots.
Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Traffic control
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006150180058
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A traffic control person was struck by a motor vehicle that went through lane-closure traffic control devices.
See a hazard alert based on this incident:
http://www2.worksafebc.com/publications/posters.asp?reportID=35319
Injury Type : Abrasions to neck, back; undetermined leg injury
Core Activity : Framing
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006155400113
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

During house construction, a worker was struck by a 9 foot by 40 foot wall panel that fell over in gusting winds.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Tree falling and topping
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006058250149
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker was clearing trees 48 feet away from an overhead power line. As a 54-foot-high tree fell, it twisted and brushed another tree. The brushed tree's top broke off and was thrown onto the power line 48 feet away.
Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Snow clearing
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006090580166
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

An operator was crushed between the front of his road grader and an empty log truck trailer.
Injury Type : Broken ribs
Core Activity : Tree services
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006114550117
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker was trimming a hedge 10 feet high from an unstable orchard ladder. The worker lost his balance and fell backwards. The ladder also fell down, and the worker landed on his side atop the fallen ladder.
Injury Type : Muscle spasm, sore back
Core Activity : Structural steel erection
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006114550119
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker was attempting to bolt up a section of 8-inch U channel while sitting on the channel. The temporary support holding the channel at one end failed, causing the worker to fall approximately 10 feet from a height of 25 feet. The worker's fall protection system deployed, stopping the worker from continuing to the ground.
Injury Type : Crushed finger
Core Activity : Sawmill
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006034450129
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker was attempting to clear a jam on a running drive belt. One finger was caught and crushed in the chain.
Injury Type : Fatal (2 non-workers)
Core Activity : Passenger ferry service
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006139050012
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A passenger ferry was transiting between terminals when it struck rock, rupturing its hull. In less than 90 minutes, the ferry sank. Two passengers are missing and presumed drowned. The remaining 57 passengers and 42 crew were safely removed from the vessel without life-threatening injuries.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Excavating to install sewer and water lines
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006147230017
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A backhoe contacted a 2-inch gas line while excavating around the line.
Injury Type : Head lacerations
Core Activity : Road construction
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006107970200
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A young worker was operating a water truck with a capacity of 1500 gallons. As the truck rounded a corner of the haul road, the rear tire slipped off the road and the truck rolled over.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Oil or gas field servicing
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006144250096
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A one-ton service truck went out of control and veered off an oilfield access road. It struck a natural gas pipeline riser, damaging the riser and causing an uncontrolled release of high-pressure gas.
Injury Type : Soft tissue injuries to neck, shoulder, back
Core Activity : Framing
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006116740062
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker was standing on the joists of a partially framed pop-up roof. It appears that a portion of a 2x10 joist failed under the weight of the worker at the point where the joist had been nailed into the joist hanger. The worker then fell between adjacent joists (11 feet, 9 inches) and landed on the floor below.
Injury Type : Violence in the workplace
Core Activity : General retail
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006143950049
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker in a convenience store was threatened and robbed by two masked persons.
Injury Type : Broken ribs, fractured hand, widespread bruising
Core Activity : Ready-mix concrete manufacture and delivery
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006150180043
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A fully loaded concrete truck attempted to negotiate a right-hand turn. The vehicle overturned onto the driver's side, rotated, and slid over an embankment.
Injury Type : Compressed vertebrae, cracked rib
Core Activity : Plumbing installation
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006117670038
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A young worker was descending an access ladder from the roof of a building. A large piece of steel decking (3 feet by 30 feet) was picked up by a gust of wind and blown into the ladder. The worker fell approximately 15 feet.
Injury Type : Minor injuries
Core Activity : Manual tree falling
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006116090045
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A young worker was in a tree that he had just limbed and topped. When preparing to rappel out of the tree, he tied his rappel line to the carabiner normally used to attach gear to the climber's belt instead of to the frontal D-ring on his climbing belt. The worker then transferred his weight to the rappel line and took off his "scare strap" (secondary fall protection). Fortunately, the worker was able to hold on to his rappel line while sliding 20 metres to the ground.
Injury Type : Cuts and abrasions to head, hands
Core Activity : Bus transportation
Location : BC
ID Number : 2006104230039
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

Three assailants attacked a bus driver, punching the driver in the face and breaking the driver's glasses.
Injury Type : Knee injuries including lacerations
Core Activity : Local government and related operations
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006143950056
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

An electrician was working from a ladder when the ladder slipped down the wall. The worker fell with the ladder.
Injury Type : Broken arm, cracked ribs, facial lacerations
Core Activity : Oil or gas field servicing (by means other than service rigs)
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006153370028
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

The driver of a pickup truck was travelling up a steep oil and gas lease road (26%) when the vehicle lost traction and began to slide backward down the slope. Fearing it would roll over, the driver exited the vehicle and sustained serious injuries.
Injury Type : Lacerations requiring amputation of one finger, partial amputation of another
Core Activity : Wood products manufacture
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006109750043
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker attempted to adjust the kick-back finger on a table saw while it was running. One of his gloves contacted the running saw blade and his hand was pulled into the saw.
Injury Type : Injured ribs
Core Activity : Home improvement centre
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006112390069
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker was pushing a cart loaded with 2,700 pounds of lumber product that was not loaded properly. The load shifted and slid off the cart, propelling the cart backward. The worker was thrown several feet and landed on the ground.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Construction
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006115131061
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

An excavator ruptured a natural gas line while excavating a trench. The underground services were not accurately located before excavation began.
Injury Type : Sore eye, nausea, stomach pain (1 worker); ringing in ears (5 workers, including 1 young worker); undetermined injuries (1 worker)
Core Activity : Baked goods manufacture
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006147280102
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

An explosion occurred in an industrial double-rack bakery oven fired by natural gas. The oven door, which was approximately 6 feet high, 4 feet wide, and 200 pounds in weight, was blown off the oven. Significant blast damage occurred in the area around the oven.
Injury Type : Fractures, crush injuries to finger
Core Activity : Ladder manufacture
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006107970160
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A young worker reached into an unguarded metal punch to remove a piece of material. The punch came down on the worker's finger.
Injury Type : Fatal (1 worker); serious injuries (1 worker)
Core Activity : Fixed-wing instrument flight rule
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006137160025
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A twin-engine cargo plane ran off the runway when it landed in severe weather conditions. One pilot was killed, the other was seriously injured.
Injury Type : Violence in the workplace
Core Activity : Restaurant/Coffee shop
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006110750077
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

An unknown person entered a restaurant, produced a knife, and demanded money.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Mobile crane operation
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006115131070
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

An operator two-blocked a mobile crane, causing the headache ball and rigging to drop to the ground.
Injury Type : Fatal (non-worker)
Core Activity : Log hauling
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006130750040
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A young person driving a snowmobile struck the side of a moving logging truck trailer on a forest service road.
Injury Type : Fatal (non-worker)
Core Activity : Building demolition
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006111110084
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

Two men were dismantling a 30-year-old single car garage on their property. They had removed both gable end walls. While one man went to get equipment to pull down the structure, the structure collapsed on the other man.
Injury Type : Head trauma; broken leg, arm, wrist
Core Activity : Production of mushroom growing medium
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006117670041
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker was hosing off the floor around a conveyor belt access opening. The worker fell through the unguarded opening, landing 7.5 metres below in a concrete cell.
Injury Type : Lacerations and abrasions to upper body
Core Activity : Tire retreading or recapping
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006134580094
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A lathe operator was turning a 5/8-inch-diameter shaft in a metal lathe. The worker's loose clothing became entangled in the swarf (metal chips), drawing the worker towards the shaft.
Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Fish packing
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006139050010
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A herring packer, acting as a mother ship to a small gillnet fleet, was running in to deliver her load of herring while punts continued to fish. A lone person on the packer radioed a Mayday call that the vessel was taking on water and was rolling over. Communications were lost, the vessel sank, and the vessel master remains missing and presumed drowned.
Injury Type : Back and face injuries
Core Activity : Painting or wallpapering
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006120030074
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A painter fell 19 feet while working from a scaffolding system. Guardrails were not in place and the single-plank work platform (2x10) was not secured.
Injury Type : Broken fingers, sprained ankle, bruised ribs
Core Activity : Trailer repair
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006117670033
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A lift truck was loading a 400-pound mobile welding machine onto a flatbed truck. The load (welding machine) was not restrained. It fell off the lift truck's forks and struck a young worker.
Injury Type : Violence in the workplace
Core Activity : General retail
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006110750084
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

An unknown person entered a store, produced a knife, and demanded money.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Tunnelling
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006114550068
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

As the partially assembled boom of a crawler crane was being hoisted, a component at the boom heel section failed. The second of two installed boom sections fell and landed on a front end loader. The manufacturer's assembly procedures had not been followed.
Injury Type : Third-degree burns to head and hands (1 worker); second-degree burns to head (1 worker)
Core Activity : Electrical work
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006144250057
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A propane radiant heater in a tool trailer was being lighted when a flash fire occurred, burning two workers. Initial investigation found that the propane supply valve on the propane tank was open and that the safety shutdown valve had been taped over. The tool trailer had filled with propane overnight.
Injury Type : Shoulder and leg injuries, head laceration
Core Activity : Oil or gas well servicing (by service rig)
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006144250074
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

Workers on a service rig were pulling pipe (tubing) from a well. A downhole tool was pulled up into the slip assembly, which in turn lifted the rig work floor up and caused a section of the floor to break off. The young worker standing on that section of rig floor fell approximately 10 feet and part of the guardrail landed on top of the worker. Because records were not maintained at the well site, the depth of the inhole tool was not recorded and the workers pulling the pipe were unaware of its location.
Injury Type : Back injury
Core Activity : Cold storage plant
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006128220035
Date of Incident : 2006-Mar

A worker was injured when frozen products fell from the turntable of a pallet wrapping machine. No guarding was in place to protect the operator when at the controls.
Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Commercial fishing
Location : BC
ID Number : 2006124590025
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

During very rough seas, a crewmember was seasick for several hours and then suffered a heart attack. Severe prolonged vomiting can cause potentially fatal complications, particularly in individuals with pre-existing heart disease.
Injury Type : Head and chest injuries
Core Activity : Well servicing
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006153370063
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A boiler operator working for an oil and gas well servicing company was seriously injured in a single-vehicle rollover.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Avalanche control at ski hill
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006128680026
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

During routine avalanche control, a 1-kg explosive charge was loaded into a blasting gun in preparation for firing into a snow mass. As the gun was being brought up to firing pressure using nitrogen gas, the explosive charge was prematurely expelled out of the barrel and landed about 20 feet in front of the gun tower. The charge became armed during this short flight but did not detonate. Initial reports indicate that the seals in the gun breach may have been ineffective and allowed nitrogen gas to bypass and develop pressure behind the charge until it reached a point where the charge was expelled.
Injury Type : Slight fracture and a severe sprain to ankle
Core Activity : Local government and related operations
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006015490105
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

As worker climbed down out of a 5-ton truck, he stepped on a rock and injured his ankle.
Injury Type : Head laceration
Core Activity : Integrated logging
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006130750039
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker operating an excavator with a clam bucket was struck in the head by a piece of safety glass when the bucket inadvertently contacted the front window of the machine.
Injury Type : Soft-tissue injuries
Core Activity : Wood framing
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006115131054
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A young worker fell 19 feet down an unguarded elevator shaft.
Injury Type : Fractured legs
Core Activity : Concrete tilt-up construction
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006114550066
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker's lower legs were struck by a skid-steer front end loader. The operator of the machine reported that he was not able to control it at the time of the incident.
Injury Type : Crushed wrist
Core Activity : Equipment pickup and delivery
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006093710055
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was picking up a photocopier at a building with a steep driveway. As the worker attempted to load the heavy machine into the truck, he lost control of it. The copier rolled and crushed the worker's hand against the truck.
Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Service station
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006090580150
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A service station attendant (young worker) was stabbed to death.
Injury Type : Ankle injury
Core Activity : Sawdust packaging
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006034450071
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A hammermill knife with an elongated attachment point contacted the screen anvil, creating sparks. Sawdust in the mill caught fire and exploded, blowing doors open and causing a worker to jump from a catwalk.
Injury Type : Fatal (non-worker)
Core Activity : General trucking
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006109750030
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A person was on top of a tanker truck using a propane torch to thaw out ice in the truck. When the torch went out, the person attempted to re-light it. The ensuing explosion ruptured the tank and threw him about 40 feet into the air.
Injury Type : Amputation of one finger
Core Activity : Supermarket
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006147230009
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was cutting meat with a band saw. When the meat rolled, his hand contacted the blade.
Injury Type : Fractured ribs, chest injuries
Core Activity : Oil or gas well drilling
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006144250051
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

While moving a drilling rig, a worker was wearing a fall protection harness but was not attached to an anchor point. The worker was standing with one foot on the top rail of a guardrail system and his other foot on a cable tray. One foot slipped, and the worker fell more than 13 feet, landing on his back on the rig matting.
Injury Type : Broken leg
Core Activity : Heavy equipment servicing and repair
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006037470080
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was grinding a 680-pound roller placed but not secured on two metal sawhorses. When the worker started grinding the roller, one end dislodged. The roller fell and struck the worker's leg.
Injury Type : Compressed vertebra
Core Activity : Mobile home installation
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006034450095
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was on the roof of a mobile home applying shingles. The worker stepped on a piece of plastic and slipped off the roof, falling 10 feet to the frozen ground.
Injury Type : Lacerations to two fingers
Core Activity : Woodworking
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006107970122
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was operating a table saw with a self-feeding mechanism. The worker unplugged the machine, then attempted to adjust the height of the feed rollers. The saw blade had not stopped rotating, and two of the worker's fingers sustained cuts.
Injury Type : Puncture wound to leg
Core Activity : Framing
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006107970093
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker jumped off a framing table with a nail gun in his hand. When the worker hit the ground, the nail gun struck his leg and discharged.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Integrated forest management
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006034450075
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A trailer was being loaded onto a truck. When a shackle component supporting the hoist cable loosened off, the trailer dropped to the ground, narrowly missing the worker.
Injury Type : Fractured bones in feet
Core Activity : Window cleaning
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006147280054
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was setting up a boatswain's chair drop for window cleaning. He fell approximately 14.5 feet from the top of a parapet wall and landed on the roof surrounded by the wall. The worker's fall protection system had been set up to protect against a fall only to the outside of the building.
Injury Type : Concussion; soft-tissue injuries to hands and pelvis
Core Activity : Siding installation
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006107970130
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was working from a ladder jack scaffold more than 10 feet above ground level. As the worker attempted to access another scaffold, it failed. The worker tried to jump to another roof level but fell approximately 12 feet to the ground. The worker was not protected by any fall protection system.
Injury Type : Avulsion, scrapes, bruising to one leg
Core Activity : Trailer manufacture
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006107970124
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was preparing to move a lowbed trailer; the wheels were not chocked and the trailer was not attached to a tractor. The worker connected the compressed air to the trailer brake lines, causing the brakes to release. When the trailer rolled forward, its support legs collapsed. The front end of the trailer fell, striking the worker.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Commercial ship repair
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006118870191
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

Mobile equipment operating in the dock bottom caught and severed a welder's cable attached to a manlift. A welder was working in the manlift, which was shaken violently.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Steel frame erection
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006090580157
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

One end (about 60 metres wide and 18 metres high) of a structural steel building under construction collapsed. The steel landed on a parking lot, an adjacent construction site, and a public roadway. One motor vehicle struck a portion of the collapsed structure.
Injury Type : Undetermined injury
Core Activity : Wood frame construction
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006155070025
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A young worker was working from a job-built wooden work platform (20 inches high). As he stepped back to get down, he lost his balance and fell.
Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Dump truck operation
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006066160163
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

An excavator was removing a rock from the box of a dump truck when the truck driver walked under the elevated rock. The driver was crushed when the excavator dropped the rock to the ground.
Injury Type : Cracked ankle
Core Activity : Siding installation
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006107970128
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was climbing an unsecured extension ladder to access a fourth-floor balcony when the ladder kicked out from under him. The worker fell approximately 30 feet to ground.
Injury Type : Puncture wound to chest
Core Activity : Wood frame construction
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006107970085
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A young worker was using a pneumatic air nailer to to nail a scaffold brace in place. The worker slipped, and when he attempted to break his fall, a nail discharged into his chest.
Injury Type : Fractured heel
Core Activity : Framing
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006107970089
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A framing crew was raising a wall section (17 x 11 feet) without first attaching wall stops. The crew pushed the wall too far and it slipped off the deck. A young worker lost his balance and had to jump to ground level about 10 feet below.
Injury Type : Pelvic fractures
Core Activity : Framing
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006107970091
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker fell approximately 22 feet from a 6/12 pitch residential roof. No guardrails or other fall protection system was in place.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Sawmill
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006143950029
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A 24-inch shavings pipe ran from the planer cyclone to the fuel bin cyclone. A 78-foot section collapsed and dropped 75 feet to the ground.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Wood frame construction
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006107970125
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was descending a residential roof with a 10/12 pitch. When the worker was about 12 feet from the edge, the rope grab on his personal fall protection system failed. The worker slid to the toe board at the edge of the roof.
Injury Type : Scrapes and bruises to upper body
Core Activity : Wood frame construction
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006150180034
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was standing on a 2x6 trying to leverage one end of a bundle of wood roof trusses. A zoom boom lifted the other end of the trusses. The trusses shifted and the weight on the 2x6 catapulted the worker into the air. The worker landed on the ground on his side.
Injury Type : Dizziness and unconsciousness; possible CO exposure
Core Activity : Boiler manufacturer
Location : BC
ID Number : 2006111770052
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

An 8-million-BTU natural gas-fired boiler was being test-run inside a boiler manufacturing plant. The exhaust gas outlet for the boiler was not connected to the exhaust ventilation duct that vents to the outside. It is suspected that the boiler test engineer was overcome by high levels of carbon monoxide.
Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Barges, tugs, other water transport of goods
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006114550067
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

The skipper of a tugboat fell overboard. His body was later recovered.
Injury Type : Internal injury, facial lacerations, bruising
Core Activity : Integrated logging
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006156160050
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

In a downhill cable yarding operation, the chaser entered the landing area to unhook a turn. He was stuck by an unattached log (hobo log) that was carried to the landing by the choked turn.
Injury Type : First- and second-degree burns to head, hands
Core Activity : Sawmill
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006111110071
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was preparing to do mechanical maintenance work in the engine compartment of a log boom boat. He had steam-washed the compartment, then sprayed the local work area with cleaning solvent when he dropped his incandescent trouble lamp. The lamp smashed, causing an explosion and flash fire within the compartment.
Injury Type : Multiple fractures to pelvis and leg (1 worker); bruising (1 worker)
Core Activity : Driving to work
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006144250055
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

As a vehicle attempted to pass a snowplow on a highway, it struck a pickup truck partially head-on and then struck another vehicle. The worker driving the pickup truck was seriously injured; the young worker in the passenger seat received minor injuries.
Injury Type : Fractured arm and ribs; contusions to one foot
Core Activity : Pipeline construction
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006144250054
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A small oilfield building was rigged to be lifted by a 5-ton picker truck (crane truck). The operator applied tension as a second worker removed some bolts from the piping connected to the building. The operator could not see the other worker, who was on the opposite side of the building. When the last bolt was removed, the building began to lift. The worker grabbed the piping in order to control the swing of the building and was lifted off the ground. When the operator saw the worker he was about 10 feet in the air; moments later the worker released his grip and fell to the ground. A signal person is required whenever the operator of a crane is unable to see the rigger/worker.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Installing gas line
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006115131055
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

An excavator ruptured a natural gas line (1-inch diameter). The utilities had not been located and exposed prior to excavation beginning.
Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Mechanical logging
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006116270036
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A heavy equipment mechanic was run over by his service truck when it rolled backwards, pinning him under the rear axle differential.
Injury Type : Fatal (1 worker); electrical burns (1 worker)
Core Activity : Distribution power line maintenance
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006117540060
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A powerline technician (PLT) maintenance crew was performing live line maintenance on a 25-kV overhead power line. The cross-arm supporting the energized circuit inadvertently pivoted, causing two energized conductors to make contact. One worker was electrocuted and another worker sustained flash burns.
Injury Type : Pulled muscles in arm
Core Activity : General trucking
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006091090007
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A transport truck being used as a picker truck rear-ended another transport truck carrying parts of a drilling rig.
Injury Type : Burns/scalds to lower body
Core Activity : Steam cleaning of a fluid hauling truck
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006154930041
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

An oilfield tank truck had just been steam-cleaned. The driver, a young worker, opened the drain valve, not knowing the tank was still pressurized. He was scalded by an uncontrolled spray of steam and hot water. The employer had failed to develop procedures and ensure that workers were trained in these procedures.
Injury Type : Fractured leg
Core Activity : Manual tree falling and bucking
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006137160017
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A manual faller was attempting to fall a danger tree that was hung up with a previously felled tree. The danger tree broke into pieces and struck the faller.
Injury Type : Fractured shoulder blade; bruised elbow, back
Core Activity : Commercial construction
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006116110044
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was ascending a scaffold ladder. He lost his hand grip and fell backwards, landing on the ground (gravel) approximately 6 feet below.
Injury Type : Pelvic fractures; wound to foot
Core Activity : Woodworking or carpentry shop
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006145570016
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was struck and knocked down by approximately 8 sheets of 3/4-inch particle board that were leaning against a wall but not secured.
Injury Type : Fractured ankle
Core Activity : Residential re-roofing
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006155070032
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker slipped and fell 8 feet from a roof edge after disconnecting the fall protection harness before stepping onto a ladder to descend.
Injury Type : Bruised head, shoulder
Core Activity : Wooden truss manufacture
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006117670018
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

As a young worker prepared two 2x4 trusses for shipping, the trusses fell over and struck the worker on the head and shoulder.
Injury Type : Head injury
Core Activity : Concrete forming
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006117080073
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A young worker fell approximately 18 feet to grade while erecting formwork. There was no fall protection system.
Injury Type : Lacerations, bruising
Core Activity : General trucking
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006144250045
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A tractor-trailer unit carrying explosives was going down an icy hill when it lost control, ran off the road, and jackknifed, spilling approximately 36,000 pounds of explosives.
Injury Type : Shrapnel wounds to leg (2 workers)
Core Activity : Gas compressor overhaul
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006144250042
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A natural gas compressor had just been overhauled. While it was being brought back up to operating pressure, an inspection cover on the compressor head blew apart. Metal shrapnel was blown throughout the building, some of which struck two workers. It was later found that the packing nuts had not been tightened, allowing high-pressure gas into the crankcase.
Injury Type : Exposure to hazardous substance
Core Activity : Oil or gas well drilling
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006109750028
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was cleaning out a mud tank (confined space) at an oil or gas drilling rig. The worker experienced flu-like symptoms that increased until he could no longer work. The worker went to bed in camp and woke up having difficulty breathing.
Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Log hauling
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006112850336
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A log truck driver was fatally injured when a deer struck the front windshield of his loaded log truck, entered the cab, and exited through the rear window. The truck left the highway and struck a power pole before coming to a stop. A vehicle travelling in the opposite direction had first struck the deer, which was then flung into the path of the logging truck at the same height as the truck's windshield.
Injury Type : Crushing injuries to muscle and bone
Core Activity : Lumber hauling
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006154930037
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

The driver of a delivery truck was struck by part of a load of lumber that fell from the truck as he released the load strap. The load had not been stabilized at the time of loading.
Injury Type : Bruising to back, ribs, arm
Core Activity : Site preparation
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006117650723
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was cleaning up gravel on the street when a dump truck backed up and hit the worker. The truck's backing-up alarm could not be heard over the noise at the site.
Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Pharmaceutical sales
Location : Northwest BC
ID Number : 2006091010005
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

As a worker's vehicle was passing another vehicle on a highway, the worker lost control of his vehicle and was struck by the vehicle being passed. The worker's vehicle remained upright and never left the road but the airbag deployed, and the worker died.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Operation of loaded moving truck
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006154930034
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

The brakes on a tractor-trailer unit failed on a steep portion of a highway.
Injury Type : Dislocated fingers
Core Activity : Lathe sawing
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006147280046
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

The glove on a young worker's hand was caught at the lower end of an unguarded powered outfeed roll of a lathe saw.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : House or other wood frame construction, renovation
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006138140040
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

The load suspended from a self-erecting crane contacted a 7200-volt overhead power line.
Injury Type : Broken leg
Core Activity : Paving stones manufacture
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006147280044
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A steel pallet board containing manufactured paving stones was moving on lugged transfer chains. The gap closer was pushing the paving stones closer together as they approached the lowerator. When two workers tried to change positions, the leg of one worker was caught in an unguarded pinch point between the gap closer and the lowerator.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Tower crane operation
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006154960238
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A tower crane was hoisting a 7,200-pound test block to check the limit switch when the hoisting chain attached to the block failed. The force of the shock load launched the separately attached 600-pound trip test block an undetermined distance into the air, endangering the rigger. Preliminary investigation indicates that the chain used to hoist the test block was incorrectly positioned in a chain shortener link, shearing the 3/8-inch chain link.
Injury Type : Soft tissue injuries to hands and forearms
Core Activity : Planing/Strip machine operation
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006154850033
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A young worker at a mill had both hands and forearms caught and drawn in between the tailspool of a 67-inch belt conveyor and a shear plate (1/4 x 6 x 65 inches). The shear plate had been allowed to come out of adjustment, creating a pinch point; the plate's normal position is virtually touching the conveyor belt.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Delivering and unloading steel studs
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006117080070
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A tower crane hoisted a bundle of steel studs to a 6th-floor exterior window opening using a below-the-hook highrise lifting device. Workers on level 6 cut the steel bands wrapped around the bundle of steel studs while the bundle was still in the lifting slings. The unsecured steel studs slipped out of the lifting device and fell onto energized high-voltage power lines, parked vehicles, and the street below.
Injury Type : Fractured pelvis, contusions to lower leg
Core Activity : Forklift operations
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006105910048
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was walking across a farmyard when he was struck by a forklift moving empty bird cages. Procedures had not been developed and communicated to workers with regard to safe pedestrian traffic in the work area, and the forklift operator had not received appropriate training.
Injury Type : Crushing injuries to wrist, hand
Core Activity : Drug, vitamin, pharmaceutical, or beauty aid wholesale
Location : BC
ID Number : 2006134580067
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A young worker was cleaning the inside face of a conveyor belt on a sorting line when one hand was drawn into the in-running nip point between the belt and an idler roller. The equipment had not been locked out.
Injury Type : Bruised hip
Core Activity : Land clearing, excavation, or site surface preparation
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006117670013
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker, startled by the sudden movement of an excavator, lost his balance and fell against it.
Injury Type : Concussion, facial lacerations (non-worker)
Core Activity : Residential construction
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006137101603
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker inside a new house under construction was passing plywood to the home's owner, who was securing plywood to the roof. The homeowner fell forward, landing on a balcony approximately 12 feet below.
Injury Type : Crushed finger
Core Activity : Wooden component manufacture
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006130570035
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was using a socket wrench to adjust the end stop of the fingerjoint shuttle when the machine cycled. The machinery had not been locked out.
Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Steep-slope roofing
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006117650722
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A single-family residence was being re-roofed. A worker was inside the box of a pickup truck throwing 4x8 plywood sheathing out of the box. He may then have attempted to access an extension ladder from the rear bumper. The ladder twisted and the worker fell with the ladder, hitting his head on the curb of the driveway.
Injury Type : Crush injury to three fingers
Core Activity : Printing
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006140330031
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

While doing maintenance, a worker was pulling paper (web) through the rollers of an energized printing press. The machine cycled and jogged in reverse, drawing the worker's hand between the rollers.
Injury Type : Propane release
Core Activity : General trucking
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006116270027
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

An older model semi-tractor (yard goat) was moving a propane tanker trailer when the 5th wheel jaws released, causing the trailer and yard goat to separate and the trailer's front end to fall to the ground. Some of the tanker's piping was crushed, and approximately 30,000 litres of propane spilled.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Bridge/overpass construction and repair
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006117650717
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

An unsecured electrical extension cord fell from the deck of a bridge scaffold onto a 60-kV overhead power line.
Injury Type : Minor electrical flash burns to face, hands, neck
Core Activity : Tower crane operation
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006097990063
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

The operator of a tower crane, who was not qualified to perform electrical/mechanical repairs, tried to repair the controls. He pulled the energized panel switch to "Off," then used a rubber-handled screw driver to try to secure a loose wire. When the screw driver contacted a live busbar, the operator sustained electrical flash burns.
Injury Type : Injuries to vertebrae in lower back (2 workers)
Core Activity : Framing or residential forming
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006117670012
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A plywood truss roof without cross-bracing in place collapsed when two full lifts of plywood were placed on the roof during construction. Two workers - one of them a young worker - were injured when they fell 18 feet with the collapse.
Injury Type : Amputation of two fingertips
Core Activity : Wood frame construction
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006122700401
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A young worker was helping to install a forklift attachment on a skid steer loader. The malfunctioning attachment fell suddenly, injuring two of his fingers.
Injury Type : Minor injury to leg
Core Activity : General trucking
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006140710071
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

An unloaded logging truck was stopped on a highway waiting to make a left turn onto a side road when it was struck from behind by loaded transport truck. The transport truck pushed the logging truck into a roadside ditch and came to rest on top of the logging truck. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident; only the transport driver was injured.
Injury Type : Eye injury
Core Activity : Veneer manufacture
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006147280038
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A worker was cleaning up scraps of veneer from the floor. A wood veneer splinter approximately 5 x 3/8 x 1/16 inches entered the worker's eye area.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Sawmill
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006154970062
Date of Incident : 2006-Feb

A double-cut head saw was cutting a cedar log when it contacted a piece of steel not visible to the operator. The saw shattered on contact, and pieces of metal flew over 90 feet in different directions. The polycarbonate window of the tail sawyer's booth was knocked out.
Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Cat skiing
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006104070003
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A ski guide was caught in an avalanche.
Injury Type : Amputation of all fingertips on one hand
Core Activity : Framing/residential forming
Location : BC
ID Number : 2006143950080
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker was cutting a board with a 12-inch mitre saw. His hand contacted the running blade.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Oil or gas well servicing (by service rig)
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006124490010
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A snubbing crew was snubbing 2 7/8 inch tubing (pipe) into 4.5 inch casing (pipe). At the point of running the three joints of tubing into the wellbore, the snubbing operator had just set the stationary slips and let go with the travelling slips to reposition them when the stationary slips failed, releasing the tubing. Two joints of tubing shot out of the wellbore, causing substantial damage to the crown of the service rig.
Injury Type : Fractured arm
Core Activity : Directional drilling
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006124490013
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

Workers were unloading a generator from an enclosed trailer when the generator's lifting eye failed and the unit fell onto a worker's arm.
Injury Type : Minor leg injuries
Core Activity : Auto dealership (sales and service)
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006064400017
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker was attempting to operate the brake pedal of an idling vehicle on a ground-level hoist from outside the vehicle. He accidentally hit the gas pedal instead. The vehicle ran off the back of the hoist, tore through a garage door, and came to rest outside the shop.
Injury Type : Puncture wound to leg
Core Activity : Residential framing
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006122700402
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker walked between wall studs with his finger on the trigger of an air nailer. The nailer inadvertently discharged.
Injury Type : Fractured vertebrae, elbow; cracked rib
Core Activity : Framing
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006107970070
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker fell 25 feet from a 12/12 pitch roof. The worker was not wearing fall protection.
Injury Type : Head and back pain
Core Activity : Structural concrete forming
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006122700395
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker stepped backwards off an unguarded concrete deck formwork and fell approximately 12 feet, landing on his head and shoulder.
Injury Type : Cracked skull, broken legs
Core Activity : Oil or gas pipeline construction
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006154930021
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker was hit on the head and body when the mast of a sideboom crawler tractor failed and collapsed.
Injury Type : Concussion, whiplash, bruising
Core Activity : Highway maintenance
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006144250037
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

In an office, a section of the suspended ceiling and an 18-kg light fixture fell and struck a worker on the head. Recent renovations did not meet all building and electrical code requirements.
Injury Type : Internal chemical burning (throat to stomach)
Core Activity : Land clearing, excavation, or site surface preparation
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006091090005
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker unintentionally ingested methyl hydrate that was stored in an unlabelled water bottle.
Injury Type : Fractured shoulder blades, ribs, vertebrae; internal injuries
Core Activity : Wood frame construction
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006143950003
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker was installing a timber rafter working from scaffolding set up on a second-level balcony. The worker was leaning against a wooden guardrail nailed to the balcony. The guardrail gave way, and the worker fell 19 feet to the ground, striking the boom of a mini-excavator as he fell.
Injury Type : Bruising to back of neck
Core Activity : Manual tree falling and bucking
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006110750044
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A young worker was attempting to clear a jackpot (a group of trees had fallen into each other and wouldn't come down). The worker cut a small tree (3.5 inches in diameter) to relieve the jackpot. When the jackpot collapsed, the small tree hit the worker's head, knocking off his hardhat.
Injury Type : Fatal (1 worker, 2 non-workers); undetermined injuries (5 non-workers)
Core Activity : Fixed-wing IFR operation
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006108320010
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A passenger aircraft's landing gear clipped the top of several trees as the craft attempted an emergency landing on a forest service logging road. This caused the aircraft to crash, killing the pilot and two passengers and injuring five other passengers.
Injury Type : Release of sulfur dioxide
Core Activity : Metal manufacturing
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006111970025
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

Several tonnes of liquid sulfur dioxide were released into the workplace when a valve was set incorrectly and a knock-out box overflowed.
Injury Type : Broken ankle
Core Activity : Logging
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006058250058
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A landing buckerman was struck by a full-length tree being moved sideways on the same landing by a loader/excavator working nearby.
Injury Type : Toxic effects from exposure to H2S gas
Core Activity : Oil recycling
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006109750012
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A vacuum truck operator was cleaning a flow-back tank at an oil well known to contain 8 percent hydrogen sulfide (H2S). During the cleanup, 40 to 80 litres of fluid spilled.
Injury Type : Fatal (1 worker); broken arm (1 worker); minor back injuries (1 worker); bruising (1 young worker)
Core Activity : Oil and gas drilling rig move
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006124490003
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A crew cab pickup was travelling on a highway when it hit a section of black ice. The vehicle began an uncontrolled skid and entered the ditch, then rolled several times. One worker in the vehicle was killed; three others were injured.
Injury Type : Severe bruising to leg, pulled leg muscle
Core Activity : Residential construction
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006117540021
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A young worker lost his balance and fell 11 feet to ground while walking between trusses on a roof. There was no fall protection system in place.
Injury Type : Penetration wound to head
Core Activity : House or other wood frame construction or renovation work
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006129730007
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A carpenter was working from a kneeling position while a helper, holding a nail gun with the trigger depressed, was working in a standing position beside him. As the carpenter stood up, his head contacted the nose piece of the nail gun, and the gun discharged, firing a 3-inch nail into the carpenter's head.
Injury Type : Puncture wound to leg
Core Activity : Residential construction
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006117540022
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker was walking with an air nailer when it inadvertently contacted his leg and discharged.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Mechanical pulp and paper mill
Location : BC
ID Number : 2006147280048
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

An 18-ton roll of paper (total load 27.5 tons) was suspended from two bridge crane hoists (with respective capacities of 25 tons and 30 tons). As the roll of paper was being lowered from a transfer cart to an unwinder cradle, the shank of the hook on the 25-ton hoist failed at the bearing block. The roll fell approximately 3 feet into the cradle.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Industrial, commercial, institutional or highrise residential construction
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006129730022
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

At a construction site, a worker inadvertently hit a natural gas line feeding several propane furnaces used to speed up the drying of drywall compound. The line broke off at a secondary shut-off valve and natural gas was released throughout the site, so the site was evacuated. Workers were able to shut off the main valve and control the release. The site was ventilated before work resumed.
Injury Type : Back and neck contusions
Core Activity : Log hauling
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006034450039
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A loaded log truck failed to negotiate a curve and struck a bridge abutment head-on.
Injury Type : Fractured vertebrae, wrist, nose
Core Activity : Integrated logging
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006034450033
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A log loader slipped off a bank while sorting. The operator was not wearing a seatbelt.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Road construction
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006156160038
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

After dumping its load, a rock truck moved ahead with its box still elevated. The box caught on overhead power lines, pulling the lines down and snapping off the pole.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Log hauling
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006116110027
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

The trailer of a loaded log hauling truck slid into the ditch when the truck encountered a patch of ice on a sharp turn in the forest service road. The angle of the trailer flipped the truck onto its side.
Injury Type : Serious burns to more than half the body (1 worker); smoke inhalation (1 worker)
Core Activity : Chemical pulp and paper mill
Location : BC
ID Number : 2006116180011
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker was changing ventilation fans on MCC (motor control centre) cabinets when his metal flashlight fell through safeguarding into energized electrical busbars, creating a flash fire.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Tower crane operation
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006117650711
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

One anchor bolt broke on a tower crane's mast.
Injury Type : Toxic effects from acute H2S exposure
Core Activity : Oil or gas production
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006109750020
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker without a respirator was helping to connect a flange on the flare line at a gas compressor site (known to contain 20% hydrogen sulfide). He briefly lost consciousness after exposure to hydrogen sulfide.
Injury Type : Fractured leg, open puncture wound, bruised ribs
Core Activity : Green chain sorter
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006154970045
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker was trying to dislodge a crossed-up and stuck piece of cedar (2 inches by 2 inches by 14 feet). When the worker pulled the piece, it broke in two, causing the worker to lose his balance and fall 7 feet, 2 inches into the waste conveyor below.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Industrial, commercial, institutional, or highrise residential construction
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006129730016
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

During excavation, the underground services were not first located. Workers unknowingly jackhammered through an underground electrical duct and contacted an energized 12-kV line at different spots. The line shorted to ground 3 days later.
Injury Type : Fractured tailbone, heel
Core Activity : Siding, awning, or gutter installation, service, or repair
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006129730015
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker was descending from the roof of a building onto a scaffold's platform via a ladder. The unsecured ladder was resting midway against a parapet, with its feet on the scaffold's platform. As the worker stepped onto the top part of the ladder, the parapet acted as a fulcrum point and the ladder's feet lifted from the platform. The worker, riding the ladder, slipped through the top and mid rails of the scaffold and landed on the sidewalk 30 feet below.
Injury Type : Lacerated thigh
Core Activity : Asbestos removal
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006111970026
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker was using a circular saw to rip a 4 by 8 sheet of oriented strand board (OSB) as it was leaning against a wall. The unsupported board buckled, causing the saw to bind, kick back, and contact the worker's thigh.
Injury Type : Violence in the workplace
Core Activity : Retail store
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006154890002
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A person pointed a gun at workers and robbed a store.
Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Integrated forest management
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006110750017
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

The driver of a service truck was standing outside between the open truck door and the truck box. The truck rolled down an incline, into the sundeck of a home, trapping the driver between the door edge and the truck box.
Injury Type : Fractured vertebra, head lacerations
Core Activity : Manual tree falling
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006155980011
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A hand faller was attempting to fall a 20-foot-high balsam danger tree (42 inches in diameter) when it started to break apart. The tree collapsed, striking the worker on the head and shoulder.
Injury Type : Blunt force trauma to head; undetermined other injuries
Core Activity : Custom fabrication pressure vessels
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006140330017
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker was conducting a layout inspection of the top of a stainless steel pressure vessel about 12 feet above grade. When he accessed an unsecured ladder to descend, the ladder slipped and the worker fell to the concrete floor below.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Crane operation
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006138140018
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A loaded garbage bucket hoisted by a self-erecting crane contacted a 12-kV overhead power line.
Injury Type : Broken feet, lower back injuries
Core Activity : Electrical work
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006129730009
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A retrofitter replacing lighting ballasts and lights received an electrical shock and fell 20 feet from a ladder.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Industrial construction site
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006117650698
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

While a 65-ton mobile crane was parked for the weekend, it tipped over when heavy rainfall eroded the soil under its tires.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Crane erection and maintenance
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006105910012
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A self-erecting, remote-controlled tower crane was sitting idle at a construction site. The wind caused the crane boom to slew towards power lines. A piece of guarding on the 14-kV line had fallen off; as the boom passed over the unguarded line, a chain sling hanging off the hook of the block contacted the unguarded portion of the line.
Injury Type : Trauma to arm/wrist/hand
Core Activity : Construction of water reservoir
Location : BC
ID Number : 2006095610110
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

After advancing trench boxes inside an excavation, a young worker attempted to disconnect cables from the back of the excavator's bucket. At the same time, another worker used an incorrect signal to indicate to a supervisor that the box was correctly positioned. The excavator operator took that signal as an instruction to "raise the boom" or move the bucket. The young worker's hand became entangled in the cables when the bucket pulled away.
Injury Type : Minor lacerations and percussion injuries to ears (3 workers)
Core Activity : Tunnelling
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006090920013
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

Three workers were injured in an underground working when an excavating machine contacted unexploded blasting materials buried in muck and fill near the face of the tunnel. There was a lack of safe work procedures and supervision of the blasting operation.
Injury Type : Concussion, neck strain
Core Activity : Integrated logging
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006034450032
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A faller was struck by the dead top of the spruce tree he was falling. The top was hidden in snow in the canopy above.
Injury Type : Bruising to back and neck
Core Activity : Ground skidding, horse logging, or log loading
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006034450030
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A young worker was slightly injured when the skidder he was operating rolled over on a 28 percent grade.
Injury Type : Crushed and contused forearm
Core Activity : Food manufacture
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006070890002
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

An energized palletizer machine had stopped because a piece of waste cardboard was blocking the electric eye of the pallet stack magazine. When the operator reached in and removed the cardboard, the machine resumed its cycle and the pallet stack dropped onto the worker's forearm.
Injury Type : Bruises
Core Activity : Amusement facility
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006134580028
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

The track marshall (a young worker) of an indoor go-kart track was flagging a group of cars into the pit area following the scheduled completion of a race. One car went out of control and struck the worker.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Crane operation
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006117650695
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

During load limit device tests, the concrete test blocks of a tower crane inadvertently swung into a building.
Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Land clearing construction
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006124490004
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A 3/4-ton pickup struck the side of a bed truck (oilfield heavy hauler) at a turn on a winter petroleum development road. The worker driving the pickup sustained fatal injuries; the driver of the bed truck was not injured.
Injury Type : Hematoma, headache
Core Activity : Manual tree falling and bucking
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006101930028
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A faller was falling an alder tree that brushed another alder uphill. A branch broke off the standing tree and struck the faller on the side of the head.
Injury Type : Missing person
Core Activity : Outdoor sport tour
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006091090002
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker walked away from a remote isolated guide outfitter lodge in the evening. Searchers have not found the worker.
Injury Type : Head abrasion
Core Activity : Fibreglass, cultured marble, or acrylic fixtures manufacture
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006105210008
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker was pushing a mould along an overhead track when the trolley's wheel assembly failed, causing the mould to drop and strike the worker's head.
Injury Type : Facial contusion
Core Activity : Structural concrete forming
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006138140013
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

While removing rigging, a crane operator inadvertently stepped onto a cantilevered beam. The beam tipped and the worker fell approximately 9 feet to the floor below.
Injury Type : Loss of consciousness from H2S exposure
Core Activity : General trucking
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006109750011
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A driver was rendered unconscious by exposure to hydrogen sulfide while driving a tanker truck containing oilfield production fluid. The truck left the road and stopped in a ditch.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Local government and related operations
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006156160020
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

Responding to an MVA on a highway in icy conditions, a fire engine went off the road and rolled down the bank. A fire rescue truck also went off the road and rolled over. None of the 6 workers in the vehicles was injured.
Injury Type : Ringing in ears, facial cut
Core Activity : Oil or gas well drilling
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006144250003
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

During drilling operations, a rubber seal in the blowout prevention system failed, causing an uncontrolled release of high-pressure natural gas.
Injury Type : Fractured leg, torn ligaments
Core Activity : Low-slope roofing
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006155260002
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A young worker slid uncontrolled down a roof with a 6/12 slope. Sliding to and over the roof edge, the worker fell 10 to 12 feet to the ground below.
Injury Type : Fractured arm and wrist, dislocated elbow
Core Activity : Structural concrete forming
Location : Vancouver Island
ID Number : 2006154970026
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A young worker had accessed a gang form from walers instead of using a ladder. While standing on taper ties, he lost his footing and fell 6.5 feet, striking a taper tie and then landing on crushed gravel.
Injury Type : Strained wrist, sore back
Core Activity : Steep-slope roofing
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006150180011
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

At the end of a work shift, a roofer disconnected his fall protection system. Before reaching the access ladder, the worker slipped on ice/snow, slid down the roof (7/12 pitch), then free-fell 14 feet to grade below.
Injury Type : Fractured hand
Core Activity : Supermarket
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006146960004
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A young worker was operating a mixer. As the worker reached into the bowl to scrape the dough, one hand got caught in the mixer's paddle.

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Injury Type : Lacerations to side of head
Core Activity : Eyewear manufacture
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006115420005
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker opened the protective doors of a lens-coating machine that was not locked out. A conveyor arm struck the worker on the side of the head.
Injury Type : Blunt force trauma to back
Core Activity : Tunnelling
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006115131008
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A mechanic was working approximately 600 feet below grade, standing to the side of a mucking operation, when the bucket used for mucking out was raised. It is believed that some material fell from the bucket and struck the worker between the shoulders, knocking him to the ground.
Injury Type : Spinal injuries, lacerations, bruising
Core Activity : Residential construction
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006107270004
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker was on a ladder, using a broom to sweep snow off the sheeted-in roof of a residential house. He was not able to maintain 3-point contact. He slipped and fell approximately 22 feet to the ground below after bouncing off a deck.
Injury Type : Whiplash injuries
Core Activity : Paint, putty, stain, sealant, varnish manufacture and shipping
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006105910006
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

The wheels of a cargo truck were not chocked before a forklift started to enter the truck box to load freight. When the forklift drove onto the dock plate (a plate connecting the loading dock to the truck box), the truck rolled forward. The forklift and operator were suspended between the dock and the truck. While attempting to correct the situation and to secure the forklift, the operator and forklift dropped to the ground below.
Injury Type : Fatal
Core Activity : Marine container terminal
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006145570002
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker was run over by mobile equipment in a container yard.
Injury Type : Fractured pelvis and ankle
Core Activity : Steep-slope roofing
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006115131001
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker was lifted 40 feet above grade with a telescopic boom forklift in a wooden garbage box to secure a loose tarp on a roof. The box slid off the forks, dumping the worker out of the box. The worker landed on a car below and the box landed on the worker.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Construction of concrete residential buildings
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006114550063
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A large portion of a poured-in-place concrete slab fell one level when the supporting formwork was removed. The steel beams to support the slab had not been put in place.
Injury Type : Leg contusions, bruising
Core Activity : Tree falling for pipeline right-of-way
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006154930043
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A faller's leg was struck by the butt of a tree he was falling when it spun and kicked out from the stump.
Injury Type : Close call
Core Activity : Log hauling
Location : Central Interior
ID Number : 2006110750064
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

The trailer of a loaded log haul truck slid into the ditch on an icy corner, pulling the tractor over onto the driver's side. The rig was outfitted with two sets of chains, but snow had recently fallen and the road had not yet been graded or sanded.
Injury Type : Undetermined lower body injury
Core Activity : Industrial concrete construction
Location : Lower Mainland
ID Number : 2006114550065
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker was walking on the top mat of a beam's reinforcing steel when he slipped and fell approximately 2 feet between steel bars.
Injury Type : Undetermined injuries (2 workers)
Core Activity : Well drilling preparation
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006154930045
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

While a drilling rig was being set up, the derrick contacted the doghouse, which dislodged and fell to the ground with two workers inside.
Injury Type : Burns to upper body; hearing loss in one ear
Core Activity : Packaged petroleum product wholesale
Location : Northern BC
ID Number : 2006136960081
Date of Incident : 2006-Jan

A worker was performing maintenance on a propane tank that had not been emptied and purged of any flammable or explosive materials. A spark from a grinder ignited the tank, causing an explosion.


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