Tree Cutting Fail Video | Safety should be a priority.

Tree Cutting Fail Video | Safety should always be a priority even when not at work.

Tree Cutting Fail Video | With safety in mind and a dead tree at hand, we hired some tree cutting experts at our family cabin.  How expert where they we don’t know? As you can see by watching the video, we are lucky we did.  You will see a smashed garage and a gentleman who probably needs to change his pants.  Watch very close, and you will see him pop out from underneath the tree.  I don’t think I will be the only one who thinks he escaped death by the hair of his chinny chin chin.  Watch the video to the end.  You will hear my friend ask how often they cut trees down like this.

Tree care work, in general, is hazardous, but tree removal is especially dangerous. Successfully felling a tree requires knowledge of tree physics, biology, dangerous tools, advanced cutting techniques, and more. Homeowners who attempt their tree removal may be injured by falling limbs, malfunctioning equipment, or the tree itself. Watch the video to see how dangerous it is.

Please click below to watch the Tree Cutting Fail Video.

  • Do not trim trees in dangerous weather conditions.
  • Perform a hazard assessment of the work area before starting work.
  • Eliminate or minimize exposure to hazards at the tree and in the surrounding area.
  • Operators of chainsaws and other equipment should be trained and the equipment properly maintained.
  • Use personal protective equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, hard hats, hearing protection, etc., recommended in the equipment manufacturer’s operating manual.
  • Determine the tree’s felling direction. Address forward lean, back lean, and/or side lean issues.
  • Determine the proper amount of hinge wood to safely guide the tree’s fall. Provide a retreat path to a safe location.
  • Inspect tree limbs for strength and stability before climbing. Tree trimmers working aloft must use appropriate fall protection.
  • Do not climb with tools in your hands.
  • If broken trees are under pressure, determine the direction of the pressure and make small cuts to release it.
  • Use extreme care when felling a tree that has not fallen completely to the ground and is lodged against another tree.
  • Never turn your back on a falling tree.
  • Be alert and avoid objects thrown back by a tree as it falls.

For more tree cutting and trimming safety visit OSHA

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