A logging crew arrived at their site early in the morning on May 11th. It had rained the night before and the ground was muddy. Joe was operating the feller‐buncher to clear out smaller trees. After lunch, Joe started to climb back into the tractor and slipped on the foot step which was covered in slick mud. He was not holding onto the machine when he slipped. Joe tried to catch himself, but he fell to the ground and broke his ankle. Joe was taken to the hospital and missed three days of work.
Take Home Message:
Using the three point contact rule can prevent injury and lost work time.
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