This is from the Work Safe page that appears in the magazine that I edit. It's always good to be reminded of how dangerous working in the woods really is. A firewood cutter saw the log atop the pile and wondered about it several times while cutting hardwood logs into chunks. He tried several times to roll the log off the pile, but failed. He had cut several other smaller logs and was walking from the cutting site toward his pickup when the log let loose and rolled off. The log struck him from behind, pushing him onto the ground on his stomach. The log stopped on top of the back of his leg just inches below the knee, pinning him there. His leg and boot were twisted around. He knew he would not be missed until dinner time many hours away. A teenage hunter not far into the woods behind his home, happened by and heard/saw the 30 foot, 10 inch diameter log roll off and pin the cutter. Amazingly, he was able to lift it enough so the leg could be pulled out from under the log and then ran to a neighbors for help. The hunter returned to stay with the cutter while the neighbor went for help. The cutter’s leg was fractured in three places requiring insertion of a pin below the knee to hold it together. After six days in the hospital, a recuperation period of three to four months was expected. The moral to this story, of course, is not to ignore known hazards. Secure your work area as best you can. This lone worker’s outcome might have been quite different if it had not been for the efforts of his chance meeting with the young hunter.