Grapple Yarder Tips Over

A grapple yarder operator with a young worker helper standing on deck was backing his machine down a 12% grade road. While backing down, the lower track slid on rock and ice, causing machine to slide cross-ways on the road and tip over on its side.

This safety alert provides an overview of the incident and recommendations to mitigate the risks – Industry Alert: Grapple Yarder Incident