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Safety Alert: Knives Causes Equipment Damage

Background: On a fair, summer day in the Appalachians, a logging crew started up their in-woods chipper on a new harvest site. Personal Characteristics Two crew members...

Taking the Long Road: Studying Timber Bridge Service Life

Results of this study found that timber is a durable option for primary structural members in highway bridges.   Timber bridges are a much larger part...

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: 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...

Logging Deaths Dip; Falling Objects Leading Fatality Cause

According to government stats, logging-related deaths are dropping as industry become safety focused. Fatal logging accidents declined during the 1990s, according to an analysis by...

Safety Alert: Firewood Cutter Breaks Leg

BACKGROUND: On a fall day in the South, a landowner was using his pickup truck and a chain to pull residual tops from a harvesting...

Safety Alert: Trucker Falls Off Triaxle Truck Ladder

BACKGROUND: On a sunny, spring afternoon in the Appalachians, a triaxle truck operator was unloading at a woodyard. To shorten his unloading time, the woodyard’s...

Doug Duncan Raises the Profile for Safety

The Forest Resources Association recognizes North Carolina Forestry Association staffer for leading the effort to increase logging safety awareness and training. When Doug Duncan joined...
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