Safety Alerts
On a March day in the Pacific Northwest, a hooktender was badly injured when he was struck by a rolling rock that was dislodged from a windthrow’s root wad by a moving turn. The site was located on a 70% slope with steep side slopes.
On a summer late afternoon in the Appalachians, a logging company owner was driving home from work in his company crew/equipment truck. The owner noticed smoke coming out of the back box on his truck. When he pulled off the road to investigate, he found that there was a fire inside the box.
On a fair, summer day in the Appalachians, a logging crew started up their in-woods chipper on a new harvest site. Two crew members had replaced the chipper knives before moving the machine to the new site.
On a sunny day in New Zealand, an incident occurred while operating a swing yarder at a landing, resulting in a tower collapse.
On a winter afternoon in the Appalachians, a log truck driver was collecting his load ticket from the knuckleboom loader operator. The area around the log deck was level, but the ground was frozen.

On a clear, summer morning in the Appalachians, a logging crew was harvesting hardwood timber in rolling terrain. The logging crew had parked a service truck on the edge of the log deck as usual when they arrived in the morning.

On an early winter evening in the Lake States, a log truck had finished delivering pulpwood to a paper mill. The driver was 20 miles south of the delivery location when the accident occurred.
On a sunny summer day in the Pacific Northwest, three timber cutters were felling hemlocks with chain saws. Their employer was subcontracted to do hand falling of timber.
On a winter morning in the Appalachians, a timber cutter was felling timber in a clear-cut harvest. The terrain on this tract varied with elevation and the crew decided to harvest some of the steeper terrain by means of conventional hand-felling and dozer with a cable winch.
On an average spring day in the Pacific Northwest, a three-man rigging crew was logging buncher piles on a flat area below an 80% slope near a riparian management area.
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