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Safety Alert - Ill Advised Jump from Knucklboom

SAFETY ALERT: An Ill-Advised Jump from the Knuckleboom Loader

Background: On a winter afternoon in the Appalachians, a log truck driver was collecting his load ticket from the knuckleboom loader operator. The area around...

Safety Alert: Winch / Tiedown Bar Strikes Driver’s Face

Background: On a dry summer morning in the Appalachians, a log trucker was binding down a load of pine pulpwood at the landing. Characteristics: The 57-year-old driver...
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Safety Alert: Center Mount Boom Makes Contact With Power Line After Being Left Up

Background: On a winter afternoon day in the Lake States, a logging business owner was training a new employee. The business owner and employee scaled-in...

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INCIDENT: In May 2018, the operator of a steep slope machine on a two-line tethered logging system had a near-miss when one of the cables...

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Background: On an early morning winter day in the Lake States Region, a driver was hauling sawmill chips to a paper mill. The driver was...

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BACKGROUND: On a clear, warm fall day in the southeastern U.S., a logging crew was select cutting grade logs. Most trees were felled with a...
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Safety Alert: Truck Rolls Downhill Into Other Truck

BACKGROUND: On a cold winter morning in the southern U.S., two loaded log trucks were parked on a woods road while the drivers secured their...

Safety Alert: Unsecured Pulpwood Log Damages Truck

BACKGROUND: On a clear, summer day in the Appalachians, a logging employee was driving (“spotting”) a load of logs from the log deck to a...

Safety Alert: Logger Hit by Deadwood Lives

BACKGROUND: A logging company in the Lake States Region was harvesting timber in the fall of the year. The leaves had changed color and...

Safety Alert: Heat Exhaustion on a Hot Summer Afternoon

Background: On a summer afternoon in the southern U.S., a forest technician had finished painting a streamside management zone line and walked back to...
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