The High Death Rate for Sawmill Workers Is Driven by Preventable Accidents
- February 10, 2023
- Attorney Matt Stoddard
- Premises Liability
Woodworking has come a long way since the days of waterwheels and flumes. Centuries of technological advancement have improved efficiency, sustainability, cleanliness, and at least in theory, safety. Yet the lumber industry remains one of the most dangerous in the U.S. Modern machines can cut about as many boards in an hour as an antique sawmill could in a day, without needing a worker to place their hands repeatedly near the sawblade, as they once would have. These machines are still q...