Mechanical Timber Harvesting Reduces Workers' Compensation Injury Claims in West Virginia


May 2005
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2005-129
Cover of NIOSH document 2005-129

Logging is often considered the most dangerous occupation in the United States [BLS 2003]. Despite the risks, logging is a very important component of the wood products industry in West Virginia , which contributes approximately $1.4 billion to the State economy each year [U.S. Census Bureau 1997; Hodgetts and Freese 2000].

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