Case studies to illustrate the risks and accidents associated with felling in urban areas




urban area, tree felling, accidents


About 4 decades ago, logging in populated areas was still an unknown concept, and tree care was a concept almost a decade old. It was simply felling or cutting back trees by competent or incompetent professionals, sometimes causing damage and accidents. The current legal regulations will be presented, followed by the commonly used and specific personal protective equipment. This will be followed by a series of case studies to illustrate the dangers of felling trees in populated areas. How these accidents could have been prevented and avoided will be described. The cases range from 1977 to the present day. The incidents that occurred were evaluated using statistical methods. This can be a great help for future proposals to amend the Forest Safety Regulations (Decree 15/1989 (8.X.)).