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 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.
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 broke at the connection socket after it was damaged during base machine repositioning.
In the summer of 2018 in the Pacific Northwest, a processor operator with ten years of experience died when the delimbing arms and feed rolls of the processor head he was repairing closed suddenly, crushing him.