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Close Call for an inexperienced feller

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  1. CrystalRiver1

    CrystalRiver1 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I'm always safety conscious when cutting, especially alone.
    This has compelled me to watch as many successful as well as close call video's
    and testimonies that I can get a hold of.

    This video is a powerful lesson in clearing your work area, having an exit plan,
    proper PPE and the use of wedges.
    This guy was beyond blessed or lucky (if you believe in luck) to live another day
    and a classic an example of what NOT to do!
     
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    Video not working.
     
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    CrystalRiver1 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Did you click on the pic and then expand to full screen?
     
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    redline4 I'm huge in Japan

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    It doesnt do anything when I tap on the pic.
    Android phone.
     
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    CJ Brown I learned it from a hockey card...

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    Yeah that was pretty ugly. He obviously didn't have plan and paid for it (could have been worse). I wonder if he is still able to have children?
     
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    Same here.
     
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    CJ Brown I learned it from a hockey card...

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    I'm on my computer at home and if I click on the picture a video will pop up but it is small, so I had to click on "expand" and I got the full sized video - so it works for me, but it is a strange way to post a video.

    The saw operator drops a big tree onto another downed tree that he has straddled and he takes a really hard shot to the jewels from the trunk of the downed tree - hard enough to lift him off his feet and send him falling. Obviously there is some pain involved in the aftermath.
     
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    redline4 I'm huge in Japan

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    Thanks @Wonkydonkey It's about 4 or 5 videos down.
    Lesson here is have a clear path to GTFO.
     
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    Marshy WFO Cutting

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    I saw that on Facebook. The poor guy gets elevated 3-4 foot off the ground while straddling a log when the tree falls on the log hes straddling. Definitely unintended consequences.
     
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    Best I could do studs with the antiquated resources available to me.
    Glad everybody was able to see it.
    Perhaps he sings "high tenor or soprano" :thumbsup:these days, but @ least he's not a goner! :angel2::lily:
     
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    Yes sir...Had to Hurt!:eek::ambulance:
     
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    Skeans1 Here For The Long Haul!

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    Even having a clean area would help yes but just bucking the tree out instead of leaving tree length would of taken care of that issue. I’m not standing on any high horse here but there’s times you can’t have a picture perfect area to fall timber, if I’m tree lengthing stuff and there’s any chance of something that happening I’ll buck it out. Another thing to point out a good excuse for a wrap he exited of what I’d call the low side.


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    I wonder the same thing. Good heavens that looked painful. Lucky the saw was thrown away from him in the fall, he seemed to have a little throttle going at the time of impact.

    He made some mistakes. I try to learn from all of them that I see. Won't bash him though as I've gotten through unscathed at times in spite of myself.

    Will
     
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    treesmith Tree Hugger/Cutterer

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    If you can change browser settings to desktop site it works, then change back
     
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    CrystalRiver1 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Wow...sends chills down me spine every time I watch this!
     
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    Is there a title to you video so I can access it through you tube perhaps? I can’t get it.
     
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