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Rigging slinger killed by swinging log in yarding turn.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 08OR007, 2011 Mar; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20039370
Abstract
A 30-year-old logger, working as a rigging slinger in a yarding operation, was killed when he was struck by a swinging log in a moving turn. He was setting chokers out in front of the turn when the chokersetter working with him was ready to send a turn to the landing. He told the chokersetter to signal to go ahead on the turn, though he was still out front, within 15-25 feet of the turn. As the turn moved, the end of a 37-foot log dug into a bank, and swung into the air and crashed down on the rigging slinger.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Safety-education; Work-operations; Logging-workers; Forestry-workers; Machine-operation
Contact
Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) Program, Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park, L606, Portland, OR 97239-3098
Publication Date
20110331
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Email Address
orface@ohsu.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-100197
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-08OR007; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008472
SIC Code
NAICS-11
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OR
Performing Organization
Oregon Department of Human Services
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