Loose Debris Breaks Windshield of Car
Check Load Before Transport for Loose Debris
A vehicle was travelling east on Highway 103 heading towards Bridgewater (just before Exit 13) when debris fell off a truck carrying pulpwood travelling west, breaking the windshield of the on-coming vehicle. Subsequently, the driver of the vehicle filed a complaint with the pulp company claiming that a piece of bark fell from the on-coming load of pulpwood and hit his windshield.
Loads of processor-cut roundwood can have loose bark or branches that may separate from bolts of wood during handling.
Recommendations to Prevent a Recurrence
Inspect loads of roundwood before movement from roadside to remove any loose objects that could fall from the load during transport.