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Safety Alert: Welded Tire Rim Blows, Kills Logger While Inflating

Safety Alert BACKGROUND On a winter afternoon in the Appalachians, a father and son were replacing a skidder tire in their logging business shop. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS Both father...

Safety Alert: Felling with Match Cut Contributes to Fatal Mishap

Safety Alert BACKGROUND A mechanical thinning crew was harvesting a tract that included a stream-side management zone (SMZ)....

Safety Alert: Close Call with Loaded Pulpwood Truck

Safety Alert BACKGROUND An operations forester was inspecting harvesting operations in his pick-up truck in the Northeast on a cool winter’s day. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS The 52-year-old forester was...

Safety Alert: Hard Hat Protects Logger from Falling Limb

Safety Alert BACKGROUND A Timber cutter was working alone on an early fall day in the Appalachians. He was working on the last tree that he...

Safety Alert: Log Truck Backs into Loader Operator

Safety Alert BACKGROUND A log truck driver was waiting to back under a knuckleboom loader while another truck was being loaded at the landing. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS The truck...

Safety Alert: Equipment Loading Accident Kills Truck Driver

Safety Alert BACKGROUND On a clear, dry fall day in the South, a truck driver and loader operator working for a road building company were loading...

Safety Alert: Turning Sawhead Disk Cuts Operator’s Leg

Safety Alert BACKGROUND On a clear, fall morning in the Southeast, a feller-buncher operator was disengaging and grounding his machine’s sawhead to check on a pinhole...

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: Feller-Buncher Backs into Pick-Up Truck

Safety Alert BACKGROUND On a spring morning in the Southeast, a wood buyer followed a logger down a woods road to where a crew was cutting...

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...
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