In January of 2018, an operator had a near miss when he pulled over a base machine tethered to a steep slope machine (SSM). The operator had over 43 years of logging experience, including shovel logging, cutting, tower logging, and management. He located the base machine on a gravel road with a 4% grade.
On a warm, sunny spring afternoon in the Pacific Northwest, a fatal accident occurred involving a driver assisting another driver in the process of dumping his loaded 53’ trailer at a receiving forest products company.
On a clear, dry, winter afternoon in the southeastern U.S., a log truck driver was preparing to attach a high-visibility end-of-load flag on the back of his load of tree length pine pulpwood.
On a clear, dry, spring afternoon in the southeastern U.S., a logging crew was “select cut” thinning on a tract with mixed hardwoods and pines.  The timber cutter had just manually felled an 18-inch poplar along a property line, but the tree became lodged at a point about 50 feet high in another tree near the fence line.
Two truck drivers, each driving a loaded log truck with pulpwood that had a large amount of overhang, traveled together during the daytime to deliver their loads to the same mill located in the South. The weather was overcast, but visibility was good.