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    Default Accident Thread - Stuff Gone WRONG!

    One of Butch's imgurs led me to this:

    these all happened within the last few days!

    chipper/rope incident severs a leg: http://dripline.net/woman-loses-leg-...-wood-chipper/

    http://dripline.net/tree-worker-inju...s-in-devon-pa/

    http://dripline.net/tulsa-man-dies-a...lls-on-ladder/

    http://dripline.net/man-with-a-chain...inking-deputy/



    Dripline.net might be a good place to peruse sometimes, it seems.....
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    I'm glad I made it through w/o dying or being crippled!

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    The two folks on the ladder, your imgur vid...here is a YT version....I can see more...and there is a bit of verbiage with it.

    She had some kind of tool in her mouth! (that might not sound right). It says she fell off the ladder...Kitchener, Ontario...I perused some news there but no luck.

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    Cool the deputy was carrying a tourniquet. I keep a CAT on my saddle and one in the glovebox. I’ve given a few out too.

    Heard about the lady with the rope getting caught in the chipper, sad, but she lived.

    The guy on the ladder had no business doing what he was doing. Sad.


    About 4 years ago a friend who was also my son’s football coach died after falling.
    I guess he was tied in on the same lead he was rigging off of, though a different crotch I’m sure. Roped a piece off and the whole stem failed, it was some type of willow.

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    Excellent thread, thank you.
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    Glad to start it...helps to share/discuss these things. On that failed lead, Jonny. Boy has that failed lead scenario ever gone through my head before. I'll always do my damndest to find a way to tie off to a different lead...sometimes it's not a good option. Sorry to hear about that tragedy. But it does reinforce that we have to think of all the "what if's".
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    Dangerous ! I’ll stick to me firewood cutting and modding saws with the occasional drop (mostly straight up like a popsicle ash)with a rope pull ; wedges and directional felling ... Sometimes a fella has to realize his limitations and call in a pro , I’ve done it several times - not worth to get hurt / maimed /killed

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    Very wise, but you have to think of it thoroughly if the pro is you !

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    Experience can be a hard teacher as she gives the test first and lesson afterward ... Unfortunately some do not go home the way the came in and apparently some do not make it home at all ... much respect to the men who have successfully made a career of this line of work

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    Here's a local one from a couple months ago...

    https://www.baltimoresun.com/marylan...621-story.html

    They aren't entirely clear on what happened, but it sounds like he fell from the tree, landed on the chipper, and the chipper grabbed his rope.

    As someone who isn't in the business, is it common practice to have a chipper right below the tree being removed? Seems like a good setup for all kinds of things going wrong.