In just a little over two years, at least 16 Kentucky loggers have been killed as a result of being struck by falling trees or branches (12), or by logs falling from trucks they were unloading (4).
Described below are two representative fatal incidents, followed by our recommendations for prevention of similar incidents.
Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, "!!Logging Hazard Alert!!" (1996). Kentucky Haz Alerts--Tractors/Logging. Paper 4.