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Safety Alert

INCIDENT: In May 2018, the operator of a steep slope machine on a two-line tethered logging system had a near-miss when one of the cables...

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Background: On an early morning winter day in the Lake States Region, a driver was hauling sawmill chips to a paper mill. The driver was...
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Safety Alert: Truck Rolls Downhill Into Other Truck

BACKGROUND: On a cold winter morning in the southern U.S., two loaded log trucks were parked on a woods road while the drivers secured their...

Safety Alert: Unsecured Pulpwood Log Damages Truck

BACKGROUND: On a clear, summer day in the Appalachians, a logging employee was driving (“spotting”) a load of logs from the log deck to a...

Safety Alert: Logger Hit by Deadwood Lives

BACKGROUND: A logging company in the Lake States Region was harvesting timber in the fall of the year. The leaves had changed color and...

Safety Alert: Heat Exhaustion on a Hot Summer Afternoon

Background: On a summer afternoon in the southern U.S., a forest technician had finished painting a streamside management zone line and walked back to...

Logger Struck and Killed by Log Truck

BACKGROUND: On a late fall morning in the Northeast, a flatbed truck delivering logging equipment to a site had stopped at the beginning of...

Safety Alert: Logging Equipment No Match for Locomotive

BACKGROUND: It was mid-morning on a clear, cold December day in the Lake States Region. Markets for forest products were strong, and loggers were busy...
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Safety Alert: Base Machine Pulled Over by Steep Slope

INCIDENT: In January of 2018, an operator had a near miss when he pulled over a base machine tethered to a steep slope machine...

Safety Alert: Pickup Truck Backs Over Manager

BACKGROUND: On a cold and windy spring morning in the Northeast, a log procurement manager and a log buyer were on the woodyard talking about...
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