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March 2010 fatalities and injuries
« on: April 30, 2010, 02:02:06 PM »
I never realized:  From Tree Care Industry Association.

In March there were 7 tree workers killed, 7 serious injured and two rescued after injury.

In the same period 6 civilians killed and 6 seriously injured.

28 in a month across this nation.  Most were from falling trees or debris, others were just plain strange. 

DanG, folks, be careful out there.
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Re: March 2010 fatalities and injuries
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2010, 05:17:38 PM »
I have my own tree service, and was a timber cutter for 20 years ,danger is part of the job ,I always hate to see ,or hear when one of us gets hurt, or worse . just last week one of my logging buddies, was out looking at a log pile to buy, when this kid come running out of the woods ,out of breath couldn"t talk ,so Gary runs back with him, they found the cutter lying there ,  dead.  61 yrs. old,    been cuttin for 40 yrs.  just 2 days before, Gary had breakfast with him, an he asked Gary if he wouldn"t buy his equipment ,says this will be his last job, knees can"t take it no more, they feel like jelly after 2oo in the afternoon. Gary told me, it looks like he cut a tree, an it threw a small piece 2 in. x 8 in. long straight back, torpedo like, he took it right in the forhead , the thing is he was right at the stump . This is a sad story, of a very succesful ,independant logger, could happen to anyone .So take care out there look up when the tree goes ,step back 2o ,  25 ft.  an remember,  it can happen to anyone, :: stay focused ::)

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