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Safety Alert: Minimizing Vandalism and Responding to Protests

Background During the winter logging season in the Lake States Region, logging equipment was vandalized by protesters of a nearby project. The vandalism resulted in...

Safety Alert: Old, Worn Chaps Linked To Cut Suffered by Logger

Background A foreman was injured while cutting a 4-inch western hemlock as he was working in the Pacific Northwest on a September day. Personal Characteristics The foreman...

Safety Alert Timber Cutter Fails to Account for Dead Snag

Personal Characteristics The cutter was in his thirties, was considered very experienced, and was wearing full personal protective equipment. Unsafe Act and Condition The logging operation failed...

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: 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...

Hooktender Struck by Rolling Rock

Background: On a March day in the Pacific Northwest, a hooktender was badly injured when he was struck by a rolling rock that was dislodged...

Safety Alert:

Background: On a September day in the Pacific Northwest, a 31-year-old chaser died after he was crushed between two logs while working on the landing...

Safety Alert

Background: On an early winter evening in the Lake States, a log truck had finished delivering pulpwood to a paper mill. The driver was 20...
Safety Alert - Ill Advised Jump from Knucklboom

SAFETY ALERT: An Ill-Advised Jump from the Knuckleboom Loader

Background: On a winter afternoon in the Appalachians, a log truck driver was collecting his load ticket from the knuckleboom loader operator. The area around...

Safety Alert: Winch / Tiedown Bar Strikes Driver’s Face

Background: On a dry summer morning in the Appalachians, a log trucker was binding down a load of pine pulpwood at the landing. Characteristics: The 57-year-old driver...
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