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Death in the forest wilderness, without witnesses. Why do so many people die when cutting down trees?

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Death in the forest wilderness, without witnesses. Why do so many people die when cutting down trees?

What is the most dangerous profession in Poland? Not a miner, not a firefighter, not a soldier or a worker working at heights. Most fatal accidents occur among so-called zulas – sawmen and lumberjacks. It is rarely talked about – Zul dies crushed by a felled tree in the middle of the forest, where there are no television cameras, and his death is only reported in the local media. Over the last five years, according to some estimates, 141 of them have been killed. Why do lumberjacks lose their lives at work? Who is responsible for the terrible state of work safety in the forest?



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