Self-loader was lifting a heavy log over a bunk lay. The operator was using the second heel rack (opposite side of boom) to get better leverage.
A piece of bark approximately 1 foot by 2 foot (30X60 cm.) tore away from the log and struck the operators hand. The impact pinched his index finger against the control lever resulting in cut.
For more information: Ken Fear, Fearless Log Salvage Ltd. 250-286-6630
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