The Idaho Statesman reported an unfortunate work accident on July 20, 2021, in the Boise National Forest that has cost a logger his life. Trevor Menter, of Council, Idaho, died in a logging accident, when a log struck him in the chest. OSHA investigated the accident and fined Menter’s employer.
David Kearns, director of OSHA’s Boise Area Office said: “Logging is well recognized as one of most dangerous industries out there, which is why it is so critically important that they really follow and ensure folks are following safe work practices.”
Lewiston’s industry involves many jobs that expose workers to potential injury. Idaho workers are injured daily. Injuries may require surgery, result in lost wages, and leave the injured worker with permanent disabilities. Work injuries often result in overdue bills, empty bank accounts, and sometimes bankruptcy.
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