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Safety Alert: Warming Fire Burns Logging Worker

Safety Alert BACKGROUND On a winter morning in the Southeast, a logging company employee was attempting to build a warming fire at the logging site. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS The...

Safety Alert: Deck Hand Injured Near Log Pile

Safety Alert BACKGROUND A logger was working at the deck, trimming, bucking and topping logs on a warm spring day in the South. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS The 31-year-old deck...

Safety Alert: Limb Injures Chain Saw Operator While Delimbing

Safety Alert BACKGROUND A member of a three-man logging crew was manually delimbing a tree several yards from the deck on a sunny fall day in...

Safety Alert: Worker Injured Near Log Pile

Safety Alert BACKGROUND A logger was working at a deck, trimming, bucking and topping logs on a warm spring day in the South. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS The 31-year-old deck...

Safety Alert: Logger Cuts Hand on Chipper Counter-Knife

Logger Cuts Hand on Chipper Counter-Knife BACKGROUND The owner of a logging business was changing counter-knives on a whole-tree chipper on a cool, pleasant winter morning...

Handbook Offers Check List for Security Precautions

Industry News for September 2005 Security losses continue to plague forestry operations in the form of property damage, theft, trespass, equipment sabotage, dumping, and obstruction. Associated...

New Logging Safety Web Site Added

New Logging Safety Web Site Added The National Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety Foundation (THATS) has launched a new section of its www.loggingsafety.com Web site...

Cutter Struck, Killed When Vines Pull Dead Limb

Cutter Struck, Killed When Vines Pull Dead Limb BACKGROUND A timber cutter was working alone, cutting and skidding on a summer day in the Appalachians. He...

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...

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...
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