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Safety Alert: Base Machine Pulled Over by Steep Slope

INCIDENT: In January of 2018, an operator had a near miss when he pulled over a base machine tethered to a steep slope machine...

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: 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: Operator Lacerates Hand While Changing Teeth on Buncher

Feller buncher operator cuts hand, suffering a severe laceration with extensive tendon and nerve damage.   BACKGROUND: On a warm, sunny, summer day in the South, a...

Safety Alert: Heat Illness Prevention Tips During Summer Months

It doesn’t take much to combat heat-related issues. Remember the mantra – water, rest and shade.   As we enter the hottest time of summer in...

Safety Alert: Overloaded Log Truck Traveling Too Fast

The speed limit was 35 miles per hour, and the log truck was overloaded. As the truck went into the curve, the trailer began...

Safety Alert: Skidder Strikes Crew Members Head, Runs Over Foot

The on-the-ground skidder driver was hit in the head from behind by the skidder blade and knocked to the ground, landing on his back....

Safety Alert: Feller-Buncher Door Slammed on Co-Worker’s Finger

A logging business owner and a co-worker were removing a stick that had lodged between the feller-buncher window and the window guard.   BACKGROUND: At the beginning...

Safety Alert: Improper Use of Feller-Buncher leads to Fatality

The top accumulator arm on a the buncher activated and closed across the man’s chest who was being raised up to remove chains.   BACKGROUND: At the...

Safety Alert: Dead Trees are Manual Felling Hazards

An ash tree broke off five to six feet from the ground and struck a logger''s chain saw and his lower right leg.   BACKGROUND: On a...
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