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Another tree related death and one injury


LawnSite Member
Sydney Australia
Logger killed in north-west Tasmania
Tuesday Jan 10 08:38 AEDT
A Tasmanian logger has been killed by a falling tree while working in the state's remote north-west.
The 31-year-old tree feller was working in a Forestry Commission coupe in South Forest near Smithton on Monday when the incident occurred, a spokesman for Tasmanian Ambulance said.
The Circular Head man was dead by the time paramedics reached the scene, the spokesman said.
Police said the coroner had been notified and the Workplace Standards Authority was investigating.
The death follows a similar incident on December 21 when a 34-year-old contract tree feller was killed while working near Bridport, in Tasmania's north-east.
And on October 31 last year, a man died when he was struck by a tree while working in a logging coupe near Rawson in central Gippsland, Victoria.


Forest worker hurt
From: AAP
January 10, 2006

A TIMBER worker has been badly injured when hit by a falling tree in south-west Tasmania.

The accident, which happened at Maydena, about 90km west of Hobart, shortly before 12.30pm (AEDT) today, is the second accident involving a logger in Tasmania in as many days.
A Tasmania Police spokeswoman said the man suffered head injuries including a broken jaw and nose and possible neck injuries in the accident.
The police rescue helicopter flew him to Hobart for treatment. His condition is not yet clear.