Heli Hill Crew Worker in the Bite

A heli-hooktender sustained a fractured right femur, left ankle & wrist requiring surgery after attempting to split a log too heavy for the helicopter to lift. The log slabs burst apart unexpectedly, pinching his leg between the two log pieces.

This safety alert provides an overview of the incident and suggested recommendations to avoid this hazard – Industry Alert: Heli Hill Worker in the Bite