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Rigging slinger killed by swinging log in yarding turn.
Oregon Department of Human Services
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
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.
Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Safety-education; Work-operations; Logging-workers; Forestry-workers; Machine-operation
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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
NTIS Accession No.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Public Health Services, Portland, Oregon
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division