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Simon Laimer (2012): Analyse der Arbeitsunfälle im Bereich der Holzernte in Südtirol.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Forsttechnik (FT), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 70. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
This paper provides a summary of the legislation on occupational safety for timber harvesting operations in South Tyrol and an analysis and discussion of accidents. There were analyzed 67 accidents from 2004 to 2009, which occurred in timber harvesting in South Tyrol. In doing so, an average accident rate of 88 accidents per 1 million cubic meters of harvested timber was calculated. During the year, it was observed that there is an increased incidence of accidents in the months of April (15 %) and November (11 %). Most accidents occurred at the beginning of the week (Monday 19 % and Tuesday 22 %) or towards the weekend (Friday, 17 %). In the course of a day the morning (9:00-10:00, 13%) and the time before the end of work (16:00-17:00, 16 %) were identified as most accident-prone. The majority of the analyzed accidents occurred during felling (24 %), extracting (27 %) and skidding (18%). Almost half of all injuries were caused by tree trunk (42 %); another important cause of accident were slipping, tripping or falling (21 %). Accordingly, the most common types of injuries were bruises and contusions (28 %), fractures (21 %). Based on these results, the legal texts for occupational safety have been analyzed for measures that should prevent these accidents. Cause of the fact that the work safety in Italy for all professional groups is dealt with one legal text, there could not be found specific regulations for harvesting. Some additional guidelines govern parts of the harvesting work but are not specifically designed for them. Up to now, South Tyrol has not made amendments that regulate the field of work safety in timber harvesting operations in more detail. Based on the accident analysis preventive measures were derived.

Beurteilende(r): Stampfer Karl
1.Mitwirkender: Rottensteiner Christian

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