Safety Alerts
The mechanic was in his early 50’s and had been a mechanic for over 13 years. He worked for this employer for 2 months prior to the incident. He was experienced in the task at hand, and he was wearing a hard hat, safety glasses, high-visibility vest, and steel-toed boots.
At the beginning of a work shift on a summer morning in the Appalachians, a logging business owner and a co-worker were removing a stick that had lodged between the feller-buncher window and the window guard.
On an early winter morning in the Southeast, a skidder driver was returning to his skidder after the crew’s morning safety meeting.
At the end of the work day in the Southeast, a logging crew and a trucking contractor decided to right an overturned chip van. They used chains and the skidder’s winch cable to pull and lift the trailer to an upright position.
On a clear summer day shortly after noon in the South, a loader operator on a high-production logging operation was loading treelength pine sawtimber onto a tractor-trailer
On a cold, dark, snowy, early winter morning in the West, with temperatures in the mid 20s, a wood residual truck arrived at its destination to deliver a load.
Walls built from interlocking concrete blocks, often called “ecology blocks,” are commonly used in agriculture, construction, and wood manufacturing industries. They are dry-stacked to create walls and outdoor storage bins for a wide variety of products. These walls can become unstable and pose a hazard to workers and customers.
On a winter afternoon in the Appalachians, a timber cutter was felling hardwood timber with a chain saw. The terrain was fairly level, but there were several inches of snow on the ground and a dense understory of beech trees and brush.
On a summer morning in the Appalachians, a timber cutter was manually felling timber in a partial harvest of a mature hardwood stand.
In the late morning of a fall day in the Southeast, a log truck was traveling through town on the way to deliver a load of (random-length, double-bunked) pulpwood to a mill.
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