Safety Alerts
On a winter afternoon in the Southeast, a logging crew member was jockeying setout trailers on a harvesting operation.

On a cold, early spring morning in the Southeast, a log yard worker was removing a plastic tarp covering a stack of veneer logs that had recently been steamed prior to the log peeling process.

On a clear, dry, fall afternoon in the Appalachians, a skidder operator was skidding and winching a load uphill. The terrain was very steep with occasional slight benches.

On a clear, cool, winter day in the South, a log truck driver was waiting for his truck to be loaded with pine pulpwood. His truck was at the landing on a pine plantation clearcut operation.

On a mild, clear, and sunny day in the South, a skidder operator was pulling a drag of poplar logs with a cable skidder. The skidder had just crossed the bridge mats and started up a steep hill when the drive shaft came out. He and the timber cutter tried to fix the problem. They removed the belly pan and found that all but two of the bolts from the U joint yoke to the rear end were out. Since the skidder driver could not reach the last two bolts, he asked the timber cutter to see if he could reach them.
Very early in the morning on a clear, cool fall day in the Appalachians, a triaxle haul truck operator was unloading his load at a woodyard.
On a clear summer morning in the Southeast, a skidder was moving a loader from one log deck to another. The terrain was level.
On a cloudy, cool, fall morning in the Appalachians, a log truck driver had temporarily left the cab of his loaded triaxle log truck at the sloped landing of a harvesting operation.
On a sunny, warm, humid summer afternoon in the Northeast, the owner of a self-loading log truck was loading tree trimmings from a power line maintenance operation. The operator was performing the trimming operation as a contractor for an electric power company.

BACKGROUND: On a summer morning in the Southcentral U.S., an equipment operator was felling a natural pine stand with a feller-buncher. The terrain was level, and weather conditions were dry and sunny, with a light wind. There was a moderate level of underbrush in the timber stand.

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