Logging is one of the most hazardous occupations in the nation as well as Kentucky. During 1994-1998, 45 fatalities in Kentucky were related to logging. Of those deaths, 7 were due to logs rolling off trucks at sawmills. The workers were all males and aged 31-64 years. Their experience varied from less than 1 year to more than 25 years. Below are brief case reports of three fatal events, followed by recommendations for prevention of similar events.
Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, "Fatal Injuries Due to Logs Rolling Off Trucks at Sawmills" (2000). Kentucky Haz Alerts--Tractors/Logging. 5.