Logging Truck Overturns – Driver Injured

Hazard Alert

Drive Defensively

A driver of a tractor trailer hauling logs to Oakhill, on a recently open section of Highway 103, came upon a curve in the road of which he was not familiar. He lost control of the truck, which overturned. One lane of the Highway was blocked off for about two and one-half hours. The driver was taken to the hospital by ambulance; he had a fractured left arm and was out of work for about a week. He is doing his management work but is not driving as yet. The damage to the vehicle will cost about $7,000 to repair with them carrying out the work themselves. The RCMP investigated the accident, but no charges were filed.

Recommendations to Prevent a Recurrence

Reduce speed and always drive defensively, especially on unfamiliar roads.


Goals of the FSSNS

  • Save lives and reduce injuries.
  • Reduce all costs associated with work place accidents.
  • Improve profits.
  • Maintain compliance with regulatory bodies.
  • Manage and establish ownership of industry managed loss control programs.
  • Reduce Workers' Compensation rates.
The Forestry Safety Society of Nova Scotia is registered under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia. It is a separate entity, having a Memorandum of Association and By-Laws. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors, representing all sectors of the forest industry.