Safety Alerts
On a spring day in the Pacific Northwest, a log truck driver was proceeding down a haul road. Earlier in the week, a base machine had been located on the road, and the crew had to dig a hole in the road to bury its bucket during tethered logging.
On a winter day in the Pacific Northwest, two rigging crew members were setting chokers. One of them went to retrieve chokers from a dropline under a motorized carriage.

On a mid-winter morning in the Lake States Region, a logger began his workday by performing maintenance on the processor head of his recently purchased cut-to-length harvesting machinery.

On a warm summer morning in the southeastern U.S., a loader operator assisted other crew members in preparing a loader for movement to another job site. 

On a clear, summer day in the Appalachians, a logging employee was driving (“spotting”) a load of logs from the log deck to a trailer drop site near the end of the woods road for pickup by a different truck. The road was dry and the terrain was rolling.

A logging company in the Lake States Region was harvesting timber in the fall of the year.  The leaves had changed color and about half of them had fallen.

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 loads.
On a clear, warm fall day in the southeastern U.S., a logging crew was select cutting grade logs. Most trees were felled with a three-wheeled feller-buncher, but the over-sized trees and timber in the SMZ’s were manually felled.
In January of 2018, an operator had a near miss when he pulled over a base machine tethered to a steep slope machine (SSM). The operator had over 43 years of logging experience, including shovel logging, cutting, tower logging, and management. He located the base machine on a gravel road with a 4% grade.
On a warm, sunny spring afternoon in the Pacific Northwest, a fatal accident occurred involving a driver assisting another driver in the process of dumping his loaded 53’ trailer at a receiving forest products company.
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