Logging Accidents

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:49 by admin
Logging, one of the most dangerous occupations in the world, involves felling or trimming trees for use in a variety of products. Logging workers are often faced with the daunting task of cutting down enormous trees weighing massive amounts. Falling, rolling and sliding trees and logs pose serious dangers to any logging company employee.

Tools used in felling or trimming trees, which include logging machines and chain saws, can be extremely dangerous if used by an inexperienced worker. Distracted or fatigued loggers often suffer life-threatening wounds in equipment accidents. Losing a limb is not uncommon.

Environmental conditions also pose dangers for logging workers. Dangerous terrain, rain, snow, high winds and extreme cold present a significant risk to loggers. Because workers are often sent to remote forest sites, miles from any town or city, emergency healthcare can be scarce.

If you or a loved one was injured in a logging accident, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Construction Industry
  2. Blindness
  3. Bruises: Overview
  4. Coma: Overview
  5. Concussion: Overview
  6. Head & Brain Injury
  7. Loss of Limb
  8. Paralysis: Overview
  9. Scars: Overview
  10. Wounds: Overview
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