Logging is the process of cutting down trees and packing them into vehicles for future use. The logging industry must take safety measures to prevent accidents from occurring. Logging expert witnesses are often knowledgeable in various facets of safety, since the logging process takes place within numerous settings, such as forests, sawmills, and lumber yards. The logging industry can be hazardous, in fact, that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declare it as being in the forefront of professions in terms of danger within the United States.
Logging expert witnesses often address the possible misuse of heavy equipment, as an accident may result from a human error or manufacturing defect. If an equipment-injury were to occur, an accident investigation and reconstruction may be conducted to determine the source of the accident, whether caused by human factors or the machinery itself. Such accidents in the logging industry may also lead to issues with workers compensation, which results in logging expert witnesses being called in for court cases to provide expert opinions regarding issues with insurance claims.
Trucks, forklifts, and dozers are all utilized within the logging and forestry areas. Environmental health and safety, tree safety, forest protection, tree care, and forest management must each be implemented in the logging industry to avoid tree accidents and other unforeseen incidents.
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