Release Date: March 4, 2016
|Task: Cable logging||Incident Date: September, 2015|
|Occupation: Rigging Slinger||Case No.:|
|Type of Incident: crushing||SHARP Report No.: 92-20-2015|
In September of 2015, a 22-year-old rigging slinger was hospitalized with injuries to his leg and thigh when a log rolled downhill from a landing and struck him. The rigging slinger had worked in the logging industry for two and a half years. The cable logging crew consisted of a yarder operator, processor operator, loader operator, hooktender, and two rigging slingers. This was their second day on this side. The landing they were using had been designated by the landowner. The distance from the yarder track to the edge of the landing was about 14 feet. The experienced yarder operator was having difficulties keeping the tree-length logs on the landing. Several logs had slid off of the landing, but did not go very far. The yarder operator would land the logs, and then the processor operator would grab the ones that would not stay in place. The rigging crew had been sending logs to this landing for about nine hours when an 80-foot-long hemlock slid off the landing and rolled about 200 feet downhill and struck the rigging slinger. He was hospitalized with severe lacerations to his right hip and thigh.
Prepared by Randy Clark and Christina Rappin, WA State Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program and the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), WA State Dept. of Labor & Industries. The FACE Program is supported in part by a grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH grant# 2U60OH008487-11).
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Publication #: 92-20-2015| March 4, 2016
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