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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: Heat Illness Prevention Tips During Summer Months

It doesn’t take much to combat heat-related issues. Remember the mantra – water, rest and shade.   As we enter the hottest time of summer in...

Safety Alert: Lodged Trees, Broken Limb Lead to Fatality

Safety Alert Background A timber cutter was felling trees in a mixed pine and hardwood tract on a calm winter day in the Appalachians. Personal Characteristics The 45-year-old...

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: Feller-Buncher Operator Falls From Loader

A feller-buncher operator stepped down onto the engine compartment of his loader, and lost his footing. He fell off the loader and landed on...

Safety Alert: Driver Injured in Load Trimming Mishap

Background On a clear, cool, winter day in the South, a log truck driver was waiting for his truck to be loaded with pine pulpwood....

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...

Safety Alert: Logger Not Wearing High Visibility Clothes Is Struck

Safety Alert BACKGROUND A logger was trimming trees between skid trails on an overcast winter day in the South. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS The 45-year-old worked as a logger for...

Safety Alert: Dead Tree Strikes Logger On Windy Day

BACKGROUND: On a windy, fall afternoon in the Appalachians, a logger was felling and bucking timber. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: The 56-year-old logging business owner had been a logger...

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...
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