Tree work is among the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Those involved in the business are constantly climbing trees (arborists), using bucket lifts, working with dangerous power tools and engaging in many other activities that can result in a serious personal injury. However, some of their activities are not only dangerous to workers, but can be dangerous to those around the job site as well, such as homeowners and their children.
Among the most dangerous jobs is trimming trees and taking them down entirely. When trimming a tree, a worker will use a wood chipper that be extremely dangerous. Another piece of equipment that can result in serious personal injury is a stump grinder. When someone cuts down a dead or unwanted tree, they can only cut so close to the ground with a chainsaw. This means that the stump will still be there. This is a problem for many reasons. Continue reading