Safety Alerts
On a clear, summer morning in the South, a logging contractor was cutting timber with a rubber-tired feller-buncher on a final harvest. The terrain was flat, and the timber was a mature pine plantation that had a considerable amount of brush and vines.
On a sunny spring day in the Appalachians, a tracked feller-buncher was selectively harvesting a timber stand that contained underbrush from past ice storms. It had rained the day before.
On a clear spring afternoon, with the temperature in the 70’s and a slight wind, a log truck driver was coming around a curve onto a straightaway section of road. He was on a major divided highway in the South.
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.
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