WorkSafeBC will be ramping up inspections of log trucks across the province in response to a spike in the number of fatal incidents so far this year.
There have been five deaths involving the vehicles, the most recent occurring on Sept. 2 near Fernie, where a truck went off a logging road and down a steep embankment. By comparison, there were three over the entire length of 2015.
"That concerns us," WorkSafeBC vice president of prevention-field services Al Johnson said.
The push begins Saturday, with inspectors popping up at weigh scales and loading sites.