Damaged truck not removed from service, company fined

Start-of-shift inspections also not recorded

Kurt Leroy Trucking has been fined $29,766 by WorkSafeBC. WorkSafeBC inspected this firm's log transporter and observed cracks on the support brackets of the transporter's cab guard. The firm failed to remove its log transporter from service when damage decreased the rated capacity of the cab guard. This was a high-risk violation.


In addition, the firm failed to ensure that the results of start-of-shift inspections of cab guards were recorded, and failed to ensure that the angle between the transporter's bunks and stakes did not exceed 90 degrees. These were both repeated violations based on violations occurring at the firm's other locations.


Furthermore, the firm failed to ensure that its cab guard was permanently marked with a legible identification plate identifying make, model, serial number and rated capacity. 


Source: WorkSafeBC