A log truck driver was waiting in line to cross the scales and was removing his load binders when a log fell off and struck him. He suffered bruising to his lower back.
Load binders are valuable construction tools, however, there are safety hazards that may arise with their misuse. There are two types of load binders: ratchet type binders and lever type binders. There are fewer hazards associated with using ratchet-type binders when compared to lever-type binders.