Industrial logging equipment is used to harvest wood from trees. The equipment is used in a variety of industries, such as forestry, construction, and manufacturing. The equipment usually consists of a sawmill, a pulper, and a skid steer loader. The sawmill slices the tree into logs that are between 6 and 12 inches wide. The pulper removes the smaller branches and leaves from the logs. The skid steer loader moves the logs to the loading dock where they are loaded onto trucks or train cars.
Industrial logging equipment can be dangerous if not used properly. Here are some of the most common types of industrial logging accidents:
Skidder accidents: This is the most common type of logging accident, and it happens when a logger’s skidder gets caught in something (like a tree). This can cause the skidder to overturn, which can lead to serious injuries or even death.
Logging machine accidents: These accidents happen when a logging machine goes out of control and crashes into something (like a person). This can lead to serious injuries or even death.
Tree falls: This is another common type of logging accident. When a tree falls, it can cause damage to nearby equipment and structures.
Equipment malfunctions: Injuries can also occur when an industrial logging equipment malfunctions, such as when a chainsaw stops working or when a truck rolls over.
Fires: Industrial logging equipment is often used in areas with high levels of combustible materials, which can lead to fires.
If you have been injured by logging equipment, contact an attorney. An attorney can help you get the compensation that you deserve. They will be able to advise you on what to do next and how to get the best possible outcome for your case.