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15-S-10 TRACKED FELLER-BUNCHER SLIDES DOWNHILL, OVERTURNS
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.
15-S-9 LOG TRUCK DRIVER SPILLS LOAD ON HIGHWAY
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.
15-S-8 DRIVER CRUSHED BETWEEN TWO LOG TRUCKS
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.
15-S-7 FELLER-BUNCHER OPERATOR FALLS FROM LOADER
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.
15-S-6 PIPELINE FOOD PLOT DANGER
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.
15-S-5 SKIDDER OPERATOR INJURES ANKLE FROM IMPROPER DISMOUNT
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.
15-S-4 CHAIN SAW KICKBACK TO THE FACE
On a late summer day in the Appalachians, a logging crew member was delimbing and trimming a skidder drag of felled timber.
15-S-3 SKIDDER OPERATOR FATALLY INJURED IN TOWING INCIDENT
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.
15-S-2 WALKING UNDERNEATH DANGER TREE PROVES FATAL
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.
15-S-1 VINES PULLS DEAD TREE ONTO TIMBER CUTTER
On a warm summer morning in the steep hills of the Appalachians, a timber cutter was felling hardwood trees in a small, brushy clearcut.
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