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Court Summary - at a glance
- Assess the woodlot and determine based on the nature and scope of the work whether their workers were competent to undertake the forestry operation given the nature and stand of trees and the hazards associated with felling at the woodlot;
- Ensure that workers engaged to undertake tree felling were competent and able to undertake forestry work at the woodlot.
The victim was manually felling a tree when he felt it start to fall. He turned his back to get out of the way but was hit from behind and landed on a nearby stump. He suffered flail chest injury, rib fractures and a punctured lung.