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    :: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 ::

    Forest safety hampered by 'defeatist attitude'- Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun, Canada
    The auditor-general cites one survey of death in the industry that determined 'the average casualty had more than 15 years experience as a faller.' Another survey found 'most fallers who have died in the last few years were safety-certified and experienced.'

    So, one voice in the head saying you're good enough to beat the odds, the other saying there's nothing you can do if your number comes up.

    A lethal combination. Quite literally, according to the auditor-general, who summarized the toll from accidents over the 10-year period ending 2006 as follows:

    More than 200 deaths, almost 1,000 disabling injuries and a $700 million payout from worker's compensation.
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