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Safety Alert: Pickup Truck Backs Over Manager

BACKGROUND: On a cold and windy spring morning in the Northeast, a log procurement manager and a log buyer were on the woodyard talking about...

Safety Alert: Skidder Operator Killed in Steep-Slope Rollover

Background: On a clear, dry, fall afternoon in the Appalachians, a skidder operator was skidding and winching a load uphill. The terrain was very steep...

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: Logs Spill from Truck At Unbinding Station

Safety Alert BACKGROUND A truck driver was delivering a load of tree-length hardwood pulpwood to a pulp and paper mill on a clear, dry spring afternoon...

Safety Alert: Driver Crushed Between Two Log Trucks

A logging truck rolled forward and pinned a driver between his load and the rolling truck.   BACKGROUND: ...

Sun Glare Causes Near Miss

Background It was a sunny day in January in the Appalachians. The temperature was in the 40 with moderately dry ground conditions. A forester was...

Safety Alert: Mechanic Hurt While Changing Dual Tires On Feller-Buncher

Background On a clear, sunny morning in the Southeast region, a mechanic was attempting to remove the front dual tires of a feller-buncher at a...

Limb of Hung Tree Kicks Back, Breaks Leg of Chainsaw Feller

Background During a nice fall day in the Great Lakes region, a logging crew was hand-felling large white oak trees. The trees were felled with...

Log Hooks on Stump, Injures Rigging Slinger

Background: On a spring day in the Pacific Northwest, a logging crew was working in a partial cut timber sale. The ground was fairly flat,...

Safety Alert: Lowboy’s Hydraulic Ramp Flops Down on Crew Member

BACKGROUND: On a cold, dry, sunny, winter day in the U.S. South, a logging business was performing “moving day” tasks, including the preparation of a...
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