At approximately 9:45 a.m. on July 28th, John was working with a coworker moving logs at a woodyard. John’s coworker, David, was operating a grapple loader, moving a log from one pile to another in the opposite direction of where John was standing. John was standing about 20 feet away from the loader. The butt of the log swung in the opposite direction hitting John on the right lower leg, fracturing it. John was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.
Take Home Message:
Be aware of your surroundings.
Stand at least one log’s length away from a machine moving logs.
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