Loggers Killed in Slide
redoak at forestmeister.com
Sun Mar 7 13:14:25 EST 1999
> Falling timber is dangerous---PERIOD!!! Add in all of the variables and the
> danger increases, dramatically. Some of the variables include wind, snow,
> rain, untrained Earth-Firsters, steepness, etc...
> Falling timber, on steep ground, is best if everything can be put "up the
> hill". Most High-Lead jobs are felled sidehill, though. The Faller NEVER,
> NEVER, NEVER departs the falling tree in exactly opposite the direction .
> Working steep ground is part of the job. Working flat ground is considered a
> vacation, with some sweat thrown in.
> When you see someone wearing suspenders, with a pad on the shoulder, show some
> Carl Smith
I have far more respect for the loggers than any forestry agency on the
planet. And when I talk to loggers I feel I'm talking to real people
connected to reality. When I talk to burros, I often feel as if i'm
talking to someone with a serious psychosis. <G>
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