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SAFETY ALERT: Saw Head Strikes Rock; Sparks Ignite Forest Fire

Background During the summer in the Lake States Region, a logging operator was felling trees. The weather conditions at the time were dry, and the...

Safety Alert

Background On a winter day in the Pacific Northwest, a cable yarder operator was bringing in turns of logs to the landing. The rigging crew...

Safety Alert: Operator Dodges Stem Crashing Through Window

Background: A logging crew was working on a hurricane salvage tract in the Southeast. The harvest site presented hazards common with this type of operation:...

Safety Alert: Worker Killed by Rotating Disc Cutter on Excavator

Background On a winter day in the Pacific Northwest, an equipment operator trimming brush alongside a logging road was killed after he was apparently pulled...

Safety Alert: Feller-Buncher Door Slams Shut on Finger

Background On an overcast winter day in the south-central region, a feller-buncher operator noticed a hydraulic leak while operating the machine. Personal Characteristics The worker had been...

Safety Alert: Falling Chipper Knives Injure Logger

Background On a clear summer day in the Southeast, a logger was preparing to service an in-woods chipper. The machine was locked out and tagged...

Falling Tree Injures Two Loggers

Background On a partly cloudy fall morning in the south-central U.S., two workers were topping trees on a logging job and had just moved to...

Limb of Hung Tree Kicks Back, Breaks Leg of Chainsaw Feller

Background During a nice fall day in the Great Lakes region, a logging crew was hand-felling large white oak trees. The trees were felled with...

Safety Alert: Logger Struck by Jackstand Crank

Background On a summer day in the Southeast, a logging company’s ‘set-out man’ was staging loaded trailers for drivers to pick up and return to...

Safety Alert: Choker Setter Struck in Head by Swinging Log

Background On a fall day in the Pacific Northwest, a cable yarding crew was working on a new thinning unit. The crew consisted of the...
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