Forks logger injured in logging accident

February 27, 2009 by The Farber Law Group

The Forks Forum reports that a logger, Michael Bos, age39, has been upgraded from critical to serious condition after a logging accident in which he was struck by a log off of the 9000 logging road system, 17 miles northwest of Beaver, Washington.

According to the report, Bos was unconscious after he was struck and he suffered injuries to his shoulder, back and head.

The Clallam county Sheriff's Deputies and Quileute Fish & Wildlife Enforcement responded to the accident and a U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter took Bos to an Airlift Northwest Helicopter in Port Angeles which took him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The Washington State Department of Labor and industries (L&I) is investigating the accident. According to the L&I, logging is the most dangerous industry in Washington State. In twenty percent of logging accidents, defective equipment is the cause of the accident. Lack of training and risk taking are other causes of accidents. Chain saws and logging machines pose hazards and loggers use these tools in tight spaces and on rough terrain. Falling objects are also hazardous with branches, limbs and trees falling on loggers and also logs falling off logging trucks. Environmental conditions can also be extreme in Washington State which can cause logging to be more treacherous because of the threat of lightening.

Logging injuries can include eye injuries, multiple fractures, amputations, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord damage.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber law Group. We represent people who have suffered serious injuries due to construction site accidents including logging. We will help to determine if your accident was caused by a product liability or negligence. With our help, you may recover compensation for your injuries, including loss of wages and pain and suffering.

Contact The Farber Law Group at 1-800-244-9087 or e-mail attorney@hgfarber.com.