Forestry company fined nearly $12,000 after inspection

WorkSafeBC found unsafe act that could have endangered workers

Dorman Contracting of Port Alberni, B.C., has been fined $11,600 by WorkSafeBC.


WorkSafeBC inspected this firm's forestry work site and observed a guyline for a grapple yarder attached to a standing tree.


The standing tree was in striking distance of the grapple yarder and a nearby processor, both of which had operators in the cabs.


The firm failed to ensure a standing tree was not used to anchor a guyline if workers would be endangered were the tree to be pulled over, a repeated and high-risk violation. 


Source: WorkSafeBC