عنوان مقاله [English]
Working in the forest always has been associated with accidents for employees and felling and bucking as logging components have a special role. In this study, felling and bucking accidents in a period of 20 years (1988-2008) in the forests under the management of the Shafaroud company has been analyzed. This information extracted from accident reporting scheme of safety office of this company. Components of felling cycle identified and the risks of physical factors and the worker error and their consequences were determined. Solutions needed to reduce the incidence of injury were suggested. The most common cause of injury was tree felling. The highest number of accidents occurred among 1993-1994. Most injuries were to the head and face area and more frequent among employees with 10-20 years’ work experience. Accidents were more likely to occur in late morning. The analysis of 194 reported felling and bucking injuries cases allowed identification of high-risk task elements and temporal and logger population injury patterns. Findings from the two analysis were produced a better understanding of key risk areas. The potential for injury between fellers was noteworthy, because felling safety was dependent upon appropriate assessment of hazards and good judgment in respect of decisions regarding the felling and bucking of trees. Safety analysis of felling and bucking and their related accident showed which components of the felling and bucking are more vulnerable and lack of safety could have a lot of potential risks also.