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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...

Safety Alert

Background On a fall morning in the southeastern U.S., a loader operator finished loading wood onto a tractor-trailer and signaled the truck driver to pull...

Safety Alert

Unsafe Procedures Followed for Loading Skidder Background On a Friday evening in the Appalachians, a logging business owner and a crew member were loading a cable...

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...
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