WORKPLACE INJURIES   •  Apr 2018  •  Volume 7 / Number 5

The facts of the faller: Occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities to loggers 2006–2015

The facts of the faller: Occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities to loggers 2006–2015

Logging workers deal with a set of working conditions unique among all other occupations. Logging jobs are characterized by strenuous work, long hours, seasonal employment, and some of the most hazardous conditions in the workforce. Loggers often work many hours at remote locations in harsh weather conditions, with limited access to medical services.

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