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Safety Alert: Passenger Vehicle Collides with Backing Log Truck

BACKGROUND: At the end of a late fall workday in the eastern U.S., a driver was backing his tractor and empty log trailer into his...

Safety Alert: Landowner Nearly Killed at Log Deck

The treelength logs went completely over the top of the landowner and never touched him.   BACKGROUND: On a clear summer day shortly after noon in the...

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...

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: Feller-Buncher Operator Killed

Background On a sunny spring afternoon in the Southern U.S., a water hole, just below a pond dam, had to be crossed to access the...

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: Collapsing Log Stack Kills Log Yard Worker

BACKGROUND: On a cold, early spring morning in the Southeast, a log yard worker was removing a plastic tarp covering a stack of veneer logs...

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...

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BACKGROUND: On a clear, warm fall day in the southeastern U.S., a logging crew was select cutting grade logs. Most trees were felled with a...

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...
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