Processor Rolled Over On Its Side

Hazard Alert

Processor Rolled Over On Its Side

A tracked processor rolled on its side as a result of instability. The processor was perched on a rock, became unbalanced, and tipped over on its side. The operator was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured.

Recommendations to Prevent a Recurrence

When working on rough and/or rocky terrain, ensure the machine is in a stable position. The operator must watch for obstacles (rocks, stumps, etc.) ahead of the machine.

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.