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BC looks to reduce log haul accidents

July 21, 2016 - The BC Forest Safety Council is working to reduce the number of logging truck accidents on BC roads.

According to MyPrinceGeorgeNow, Director of Transportation Safety Dustin Meierhofer says the inherent risks associated with hauling any type of cargo makes the logging truck one of the most dangerous spots in the forest industry.

“Overall within the industry, log hauling typically ranks number two in terms of risky activity… hand falling is typically number one.”

Data analysis conducted by the Safety Council on the first quarter of 2016 shows the majority of log truck incidents happen between 6a-8a with with secondary peaks between 2-4am and 12-2pm.

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