Safety Alerts
On a clear, sunny, winter afternoon at a mill in the South, a log truck driver was removing a load warning flag from the back of his tree-length load of timber.
On a clear, spring afternoon in the South, a feller-buncher operator was assisting another employee with the in-woods replacement of a windshield on the knuckleboom loader.
During pre-harvest site planning, the landowning company’s forester and the technician for the gas line company discovered the food plot and instructed the hunt club to stop cultivating that spot.
The logger suffered a sprained ankle. His injury probably would have been much greater—perhaps a broken ankle—if he had not been a thin, light, athletic individual.
On a late summer day in the Appalachians, a logging crew member was delimbing and trimming a skidder drag of felled timber.
On a snowy February morning in northern New England, a cable skidder was being used to pull an empty tri-axle log truck up an icy hill to the log landing.
On a summer morning in the South, a timber cutter was manually felling hardwood timber. Ground conditions were dry, winds were relatively calm, and the terrain was fairly level.
On a warm summer morning in the steep hills of the Appalachians, a timber cutter was felling hardwood trees in a small, brushy clearcut.
A night watchman for a logging company in the Southeast was starting a fire in the shop stove one evening.
On a clear, calm, spring morning in the Appalachians, a tractor-trailer dump rig, commonly called a coal bucket, was in the process of dumping a load of ground-up wood fuel at a mill’s woodyard.
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