Chain shot from operating harvesters

THE FOREST INDUSTRY STANDARD

Chain shot from operating harvesters

This Safety Alert is being issued as a result of a recent chain shot accident on a harvesting site.

Chain shot can cause serious injury or death to the machine operator, ground personnel and bystanders. It occurs when the chain breaks within the harvesting head and ejects a piece or pieces of chain at high velocity (similar to the speed of a bullet).

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