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Logging Safety

 

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Ice Causes Truck Operator To Fall

Ice Causes Truck Operator To Fall

BACKGROUND: On a winter day in the Lake States Region an employee of a logging company was showing the truck operator how to secure a loader on a lowboy trailer. The conditions were wintery with snow and ice present. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: The…

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Fatality From Rotating Disc On Excavator

Fatality From Rotating Disc On Excavator

BACKGROUND: On a winter day in the Pacific Northwest an equipment operator trimming brush alongside a logging road died after he was apparently pulled into a rotating disc used to cut brush. He was using an excavator with a disc cutting attachment…

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Chip Hauler Falls Asleep at the Wheel

Chip Hauler Falls Asleep at the Wheel

Background: On an early morning winter day in the Lake States Region, a driver was hauling sawmill chips to a paper mill. The driver was on his last trip after a long night shift. He was 15 miles from his delivery destination when the incident…

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