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Chainsaw Felling

FLS Safety Alert

An experienced chainsaw operator was felling larch trees in close proximity to a public road. The operator intended to fell the tree away from the road but the tree became hung-up, then pivoted and fell through standing trees directly across the public road. There was no traffic control or signage in place. The tree struck the rear of a passing vehicle and caused damage to the roof and wheels. Fortunately, no one was physically hurt in the incident.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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