Safety

Accident Briefs for May 2021

This first item occurred in March 2021, but was not reported in “Accident Briefs” for the month of March in the May 2021 issue of TCI. Climber seriously injured in 50-foot fall with limb A climber was seriously injured March 28, 2021, in Porter County, Indiana, when the limb he was tied to broke and […]

Chain-Saw Injuries: Us Versus Them

Chain saws are among the most basic tools for tree workers. While we once performed pruning and felling with one- and two-person crosscut saws, no one would want to return to those days. The chain saw is also the power tool we most share in common with homeowners. Most people do not own an aerial […]

Transferencia de cubo a árbol: Permanezca en el Aire

Transferring from Bucket to Tree: Stay in the Air A veces, el elevador aéreo simplemente no puede acceder a donde debe estar en el árbol. Aquí hay una breve introducción sobre cómo transferir cuidadosamente su posición desde el interior o cubeta al interior del árbol. Nada de esto debe intentarse sin un entrenamiento previo en […]

Accident Briefs for March 2021

Man electrocuted in tree A man was electrocuted when he apparently made contact with a power line while in a tree March 7, 2021, in Baltimore, Maryland. First responders received reports of a man stuck in a tree. Investigators believe the man was killed when he touched the power line, according to a WJZ-TV Channel […]

COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Tree Care Industry: Are We Eligible?

On April 6, President Biden announced that by April 19, 2021, every adult in the United States could sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination. This did not mean that everyone would receive the vaccine by April 19, but that everyone would be eligible to make an appointment by that date at the latest. This date […]

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