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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...

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...

Safety Alert: Limb Injures Chain Saw Operator While Delimbing

Safety Alert BACKGROUND A member of a three-man logging crew was manually delimbing a tree several yards from the deck on a sunny fall day in...

Safety Alert: Worker Injured Near Log Pile

Safety Alert BACKGROUND A logger was working at a deck, trimming, bucking and topping logs on a warm spring day in the South. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS The 31-year-old deck...

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...

New Logging Safety Web Site Added

New Logging Safety Web Site Added The National Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety Foundation (THATS) has launched a new section of its www.loggingsafety.com Web site...
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