A special falling safety alert was mailed out to all fallers earlier this month. This is the content it contained:
So far this year we have had two falling fatalities. Both fatalities involved danger trees. While being felled, the danger trees struck standing timber causing the danger trees to either buckle or break up into small pieces, coming back and striking the fallers.
As fallers we know things seem to go in trends and the concern is this may be the start of another one. We are bringing this to your attention to raise awareness around this issue. Only the fallers making the decision can stop this from happening. All fallers should use the safe work practices listed below:
Always have a good falling plan. Pay special attention to the safest sequence when removing danger trees.
Want to talk more about danger trees? Call any of the BCFSC falling safety advisors toll-free: 1-877-741-1060
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