Dead tree falls and breaks chainsaw operator's forearm

THE FOREST INDUSTRY STANDARD

Dead tree falls and breaks chainsaw operator's forearm

An experienced chainsaw operator was struck by a falling dead tree.

There was poor mobile reception on the worksite. On-site communications should be ‘fit for purpose’, in areas where mobile reception is poor, consider the use of walkie-talkies, especially where chainsaw operators are involved. At the very least, chainsaw operators should carry a whistle.

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