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A Logging Site Worker is Injured in an Equipment Accident in Polk County, Oregon


Polk County, Ore. — A heavy-equipment operator suffered injuries when a yarder, a machine utilized to transport logs, flipped over on its side. The incident happened Thursday afternoon at a logging site.

According to reports, emergency personnel decided to airlift the operator to the hospital even though the worker’s injuries were initially deemed non-life threatening.

No additional details have been provided.

Thoughts on workplace accidents

Workplace accidents are often seen as unavoidable hazards of the job, especially considering their frequency. This view is further reinforced by the high number of work-related injuries that require medical attention ( In 2022 alone, there were 4.53 million).

However, no one should risk suffering a serious, life-altering injury while simply doing their job —employers must prioritize the safety of their workers, identifying and reducing known risks to ensure everyone returns home safely each day. When preventable accidents occur, those responsible must be held accountable for their negligence.

A thorough investigation can determine what caused this accident and if it could have been prevented.

 

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The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.

 

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