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FATALITY ASSESSMENT AND CONTROL EVALUATION (FACE) PROGRAM

Through the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program, NIOSH conducts investigations of fatal occupational injuries. The primary intent of this program is to provide interested users with access to the full text of hundreds of fatality investigation reports.

State FACE Reports: Logging

The following reports are the products of our Cooperative State partners and are presented here in their original unedited form from the states. The findings and conclusions in each report are those of the individual Cooperative State partner and do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.


Report No. Incident State Title

2008OR007 OR Rigging slinger killed by swinging log in yarding turn.
2006OR024 OR Logger killed under rigging when carriage drops.
2006MI066 MI Logger killed when struck by lodged tree that fell.
2005OR039 OR Logging worker killed while riding on step of skidder.
2004WV001 WV Timber cutter dies after being struck from behind by a tree which became entangled with the tree he was felling in West Virginia.
2004OR052 OR Logger killed by swinging tree in yarding operation.
2004OR023 OR Ranch hand killed by bulldozer while logging.
2004OR021 OR Truck driver crushed by front-end loader in mill yard.
2003WV045 WV Timber cutter dies after being struck by elevated butt of previously felled tree which dropped as he walked under it in West Virginia.
2003OR029 OR Operator killed when bulldozer slides off logging road.
2003OR007 OR Logger killed as skyline cable whips free of slash pile.
2003OR006 OR Logger killed by falling sheave when yarder tower collapses.
2002WV009 WV West Virginia dozer operator dies after being struck-by a tree which was pushed over by the worker he was training.
2002WV007 WV Worker dies after being run over by the skidder he was operating in West Virginia.
2002NY055 NY Contractor dies in tractor overturn while skidding logs.
2002NY013 NY Logger crushed while felling a tree.
2001MI039 MI Logger killed while freeing maple log with chainsaw during skidding operation.
2000KY051 KY Logger fatally injured by falling tree.
2000AK024 AK Logger and logging supervisor killed by uprooted tree.
1999WV038 WV Tree feller dies after being struck by snag while felling tree in West Virginia.
1999WV033 WV Tree feller dies after being struck by entangled tree while felling tree in West Virginia.
1999WV026 WV Tree feller dies after being struck by tree being felled in West Virginia.
1999WA011 WA Logger killed by log during helicopter logging operation in Washington State.
1999AK027 AK Heavy equipment operator killed during rollover of front-end loader.
1999AK021 AK Logger killed when struck by rebounding tree.
1999AK015 AK Logger killed when struck by a dislodged limb.
1998WV028 WV Tree feller dies in West Virginia after being struck by boulder that rolled down hillside.
1998WV015 WV Tree cutter dies after being struck by log that fell from logging truck in West Virginia.
1998WV002 WV Bulldozer operator/logger crushed when struck by falling tree in West Virginia.
1998WA103 WA Cedar salvage logger killed when struck by falling cedar blocks during a helicopter logging operation in Washington State.
1998WA076 WA Logger killed when struck by top of falling tree, which was felled by an adjacent cutter, in Washington State.
1998MO023 MO Logger dies after being struck by falling tree.
1998KY106 KY Log rolls off truck at sawmill killing the truck driver.
1998KY099 KY Knotted log rolls off truck and kills logger at sawmill.
1998KY063 KY Logger fatally injured by falling limb.
1997WV056 WV Log cutter dies in West Virginia after being struck by a limb from a dead tree.
1997WV041 WV Bulldozer operator/logger crushed by crawler bulldozer after pulling logging truck from mud on logging road in West Virginia.
1997WI110 WI Logger dies after a log skidder rolled downhill and struck him as he was felling a tree.
1997KY122 KY Dislodged tree strikes logger.
1997KY110 KY Skidder operator thrown from vehicle during rollover.
1997KY073 KY Logger crushed during repair work on skidder.
1997KY031 KY Logger killed when struck by tree limb during hauling.
1997KY018 KY Logger killed during tree felling.
1997AK027 AK Logger killed while attempting to dislodge a previously felled tree with another tree.
1997AK023 AK Logger killed while felling tree - Alaska.
1996KY102 KY Logger killed when struck by tree.
1996KY089 KY Logger killed by falling snag.
1996KY046 KY Logs roll off truck at sawmill killing the truck driver.
1996KY019 KY Logger killed by falling snag.
1995KY110 KY Log rolls off truck during unloading and strikes logger.
1995KY102 KY Logger killed when log rolls off truck at sawmill.
1995KY078 KY Logger killed by falling snag.
1995KY073 KY Logger killed in endloader rollover.
1994KY038 KY Logger killed when struck by log that rolled off truck during unloading operation.
1994AK051 AK Logging crane operator dies in crane tip-over - Alaska.
1994AK050 AK Logging equipment manager dies in helicopter tail rotor strike - Alaska.
1993WI197 WI Logger dies after fall from skidder to tree stump.
1993AK004 AK Owner of logging company crushed by rootwad of windfall tree during bucking operation - Alaska.
1993AK003 AK Truck driver killed when struck by log that rolled off truck during loading operation - Alaska.
1992AK015 AK Tree faller crushed by dislodged tree - Alaska.
1992AK010 AK Tree faller/bucker crushed between two logs while bucking a fallen tree - Alaska.
1992AK009 AK Tree faller killed when struck by decayed slab jarred loose by fallen tree - Alaska.

62 Records

 
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