Timber harvester operator in US killed following a chain shot incident

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Timber harvester operator in US killed following a chain shot incident

On August 12, 2010, a 47-year-old timber harvester operator (employed by a logging company) was fatally injured when he was struck in the neck by a broken saw chain link while processing a Douglas-fir tree and the cutting chain experienced chain shot. Chain shot is the high velocity separation and ejection of a piece or pieces of cutting chain from the end of a broken chain.

While this happened in USA it is still of relevance to all harvester operators.

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