Lack of Training to Blame after Logger's Death: OSHA
According to BLS, 77 deaths in the forestry industry were recorded in 2014.
OSHA has cited American Design Builders LLC for one serious and one other-than-serious safety violations after a worker was killed during logging operations on a Mississippi River levee site in Valmyer, Ill.
The agency found the Columbia, Ill.-based company failed to train workers in CPR or emergency first aid as required. Proposed penalties total $2,400.
"When a job site has limited access to medical facilities, employers must train workers in emergency first aid and make provisions for prompt emergency treatment if it's needed," said Aaron Priddy, OSHA's area director in Fairview Heights. "Loggers deal with massive weights and the momentum of falling, rolling, and sliding trees and logs exposing them to dangerous hazards on a daily basis. Employers need to plan for all scenarios."