Skidder and brake incident - December 2015

THE FOREST INDUSTRY STANDARD

Skidder and brake incident - December 2015

Euroforest Safety Notice

A contractor has been crushed between a tree and the butt plate of a skidder while un-chokering. This has resulted in a broken bone in his pelvis giving pain when walking.

The direct causes of this incident are that the handbrake was not engaged and the contractor was working between the tree and the butt plate.

The root causes will be familiarity with the operation. Getting in and out of the cab on numerous times during a day.

Never forget that forestry is a high risk activity full of hazardous tasks. Keep alert and always follow safety guidance.

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