A random sample of injuries to employees of feller-buncher/grapple skidder operations in the piedmont and coastal plain regions of the South was drawn from the 1997 claims records of three cooperating workers compensation insurance providers.
Additional information was also provided on equipment, labor, and operations for each firm reporting an injury.
The data were entered into a computer database management program for sorting and analysis.
Results indicated that manual chain saw delimbing is the most hazardous job on « partially mechanized'operations, where delimbing is performed manually with chain saws, while equipment maintenance and repair is most hazardous on » fully mechanized firms that employ mechanical delimbing.
Even on fully mechanized operations, however, a substantial number of injuries occur when various employees attempt to manually fell or delimb the occasional oversize or difficult-to-access tree that cannot be processed by a machine.
A significant number of equipment operators are injured while simply mounting or dismounting their machine ; workers with less than I year of experience are much more likely to incur an injury than more experienced employees.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident travail, Blessure, Forestier, Chantier forestier, Mécanisation, Matériel forestier, Scie, Abattage forestier, Débardage, Ebranchage, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Sud est, 1997, Etude régionale, ETATS DU SUD EST (EU)
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational accident, Injury, Forester, Felling area, Mechanization, Forest equipment, Saw, Tree felling, Timber extraction, Trimming (tree), United States, North America, America, Southeast, 1997, Regional study, SOUTH EASTERN STATES (USA)
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0470315
Code Inist : 002A33F. Création : 22/03/2000.