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Safety Alert: Deck Hand Killed While Assisting Truck Driver

Background: On a clear, dry winter day in the southeast, a deck hand went to assist a truck driver who was spotting loaded trailers for...

Safety Alert: Feller-Buncher Operator Killed

Background On a sunny spring afternoon in the Southern U.S., a water hole, just below a pond dam, had to be crossed to access the...

Logger Seriously Burned by Warming Fire

Background On a late fall day in the Pacific Northwest, a logging crew was standing by a warming fire during their lunch break. Personal Characteristics It is...

Safety Alert: Bar Saw on Firewood Processor Cuts Owner

Background During the summer in the Lake States Region, the owner of a firewood processor nearly severed part of his arm when a chainsaw head...

Safety Alert: Lowboy Operator’s Fingers Amputated

BACKGROUND On a spring day in the Pacific Northwest, a lowboy operator was coupling the lowboy gooseneck to a lowbed trailer deck after loading and...

Safety Alert: Truck Tire Explodes During Inflation

Background: On a warm, sunny, winter day in the Appalachians, a log truck was in line to be unloaded at a forest product mill’s woodyard. Personal...

Safety Alert: Minimizing Vandalism and Responding to Protests

Background During the winter logging season in the Lake States Region, logging equipment was vandalized by protesters of a nearby project. The vandalism resulted in...

Safety Alert: Old, Worn Chaps Linked To Cut Suffered by Logger

Background A foreman was injured while cutting a 4-inch western hemlock as he was working in the Pacific Northwest on a September day. Personal Characteristics The foreman...

Safety Alert Timber Cutter Fails to Account for Dead Snag

Personal Characteristics The cutter was in his thirties, was considered very experienced, and was wearing full personal protective equipment. Unsafe Act and Condition The logging operation failed...

Safety Alert – Train Crossing Collision

Background On a January day in the Lake States Region, a driver of a fully loaded truck hauling pulpwood failed to stop and entered an...
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