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    Author(s): Charles H. Wolf; Gilbert P. Dempsey
    Date: 1978
    Source: Res. Pap. NE-416. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 13p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Logging accidents are costly. They may bring pain to injured workers, hardship to their families, and higher insurance premiums and lower productivity to their employers. Our analysis of 1,172 injuries in central Appalachia reveals that nearly half of all time lost-and almost all fatalities-resulted from accidents during felling and unloading. The largest proportion of serious injuries, fatalities, and costs were among young or new workers and during the late spring and early summer, when logging is at its peak. Safety programs should concentrate on these high-hazard areas. Statistical summaries are provided to aid in the development of such programs.

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    Wolf, Charles H.; Dempsey, Gilbert P. 1978. Logging Work Injuries in Appalachia. Res. Pap. NE-416. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 13p.

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