On May 9th at approximately 10:45 a.m., Calvin was cutting a series of trees in a particularly hilly area in southern Arkansas. When one tree fell it struck the top of a second tree, smaller tree. The top of the second tree broke off and hit Calvin in the head. A co‐worker witnessed the accident and called 911. Calvin went unconscious briefly and suffered a severe concussion. He was out of work for two weeks while recovering from his injuries. Doctors told Calvin that the tree would have killed him if he had not been wearing his hard hat.
Take Home Message:
Always wear PPE on the logging site.
A hard hat protects you from falling limbs.
Safety glasses protect your eyes from flying wood
Ear muffs or plugs protect your hearing.
Gloves protect your hands and improve your grip.
Work boots improve your stability and protect your feet.
Close fitting clothing prevent operators from getting snagged on limbs or equipment.
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