The Forestry Forum

General Forestry => Forestry and Logging => Topic started by: just_sawing on April 11, 2017, 03:40:40 PM

Title: Local man Lost his life yesterday Apr 2017
Post by: just_sawing on April 11, 2017, 03:40:40 PM
He had been cutting all his life and one miss step got him.
 Had lunch at the local dinner today and there were tears. It is hard to understand when you are always at a seat every morning, When your not it is hard.
 


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13282/17909082_10209317574639686_1774527406_n.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1491939448)
Title: Re: Local man Lost his life yesterday Apr 2017
Post by: Ron Scott on April 11, 2017, 04:53:02 PM
Sad.
Title: Re: Local man Lost his life yesterday Apr 2017
Post by: OH logger on April 11, 2017, 05:40:13 PM
our prayers are with his family
Title: Re: Local man Lost his life yesterday Apr 2017
Post by: petefrom bearswamp on April 11, 2017, 07:41:26 PM
Sad to hear.
AS I have posted before we who work in the woods be it all the time or only once in a while are only one mistake away from the great beyond.
Title: Re: Local man Lost his life yesterday Apr 2017
Post by: thecfarm on April 11, 2017, 08:26:13 PM
That a thing that I like to hear.
Title: Re: Local man Lost his life yesterday Apr 2017
Post by: sandsawmill14 on April 11, 2017, 08:58:14 PM
everyone please be careful in the woods :( its been just over a year since we buried a friend killed in the log woods tree fell on him :(  and i owe my life to a 6" maple from cutting a 24" dia oak across a tree i had lodged  have scares scattered from my knees up to my chest as a reminder that "thats not  osha approved" ;D  that was standard procedure for me and my brother until that happen had gotten away with it probably 500 times over the years ::)
  the tree i cut across the lodged one was to small to break the top out of the lodged tree so it teetered and slider back down the tree catching me on the end of it until it hit the little maple threw me clear of everything else that happened and the little maple is quite a bit bigger now and wont be cut long as i own the property  :o that was the last day my wife ever went to the woods with me :) 
 
  i know that was a lot of rambling but i know alot of guys still do this and its very dangerous. i didnt know this guy but he and his will be in my prayers  :(
Title: Re: Local man Lost his life yesterday Apr 2017
Post by: petefrom bearswamp on April 12, 2017, 06:32:21 PM
Still mourning the  fellow who was killed and feel for his family.
I have lived out 3 of my nine lives so far.
Knocked unconscious twice  in the 70s  while doing timber stand improvement and again in 1995 while working alone ringing my bell badly with a concussion and rupturing my left ACL.
Also smacked a friend while cutting firewood about 10 years ago fracturing a vertebrae.
I guess this is maybe 4. 
Older now and maybe a little smarter I hope.
WORK SAFE OUT THERE ALL
Title: Re: Local man Lost his life yesterday Apr 2017
Post by: tmbrcruiser on April 12, 2017, 10:18:20 PM
My prayers are with his family. Makes me wonder how any of us live long enough to learn how to cut timber. The truth is any one who has cut much timber has a few stories of close calls.
Title: Re: Local man Lost his life yesterday Apr 2017
Post by: Ed_K on April 14, 2017, 12:44:36 PM
 That's just awful. a loss of two so close in time.