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Offline Kevin

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Felling Accident
« on: September 16, 2004, 05:38:34 AM »
An experienced logger here was seriously hurt this past Monday while felling a tree.
He dropped the tree he was working on and a large pine behind him fell on him.
The pine looked to be good but was hollow  inside.
The shock of the first tree hitting the ground was enough to trigger the pine to fall.

A logging accident occurred yesterday morning at 9:15 near Searchmont.
Phillip Lemay, age 34 of Heyden, was seriously injured while cutting trees in Deroche Township and was taken to hospital in the Sault.
The OPP is investigating the accident along with a representative from the Ministry of Labour.

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Re: Felling Accident
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2004, 07:08:25 PM »
No one ever said logging was the easiest job or the best paying one. Pretty much you know evey day when you get up to go to work that something might happen it comes with the job it takes something like that to get people to relize that this is not just fun and games.
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Re: Felling Accident
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2004, 10:29:55 PM »
Another reason not to stick around once your tree starts to go over. It sounds freaky, but, I could see that happening with a larger tree making the ground whomp.

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