A pointed lesson - October 2012

THE FOREST INDUSTRY STANDARD

A pointed lesson

A pointed lesson - October 2012

In a recent accident, a contractor lost the tips of two fingers when they were caught under the choker and winch rope.

The injured person was actually the harvester operator on the site. The job in hand was to motor manually fell some large edge trees with winch assistance to ensure the direction of fall. Once two or three trees had been felled they were being winched to the processing area.

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