The most dangerous job in America, logging in the Pacific Northwest is 26 times more hazardous than the average U.S.job. The scale of the Oregon wilderness is mind boggling with loggers working in a one million acre forest, harvesting wood for the construction industry. This series follows four crews each with different work ethics, methods and deadlines but all with the same goal, to pull as much wood from the hills before the mill stops taking timber.
To see the danger faced by these men daily is truly awe inspiring, each crew is a mixture of old hands and greenhorns and the clash of personalities is an intriguing facet of this programme. Battling adverse weather conditions, equipment failure and their bosses unrealistic expectations with weary minds and bodies makes for compelling viewing. And all this before the recession adds more pressure to the industry, we get an insight into how far guys are willing to go to keep hold of their business in a failing economy.
Then the region is hit by the worst storm on record cutting a swathe of destruction through the logging towns of Oregon. Adversity just became more adverse. From the guys who filmed Ice Road Truckers - Series 1 - Complete [DVD] [2007
] this series will have you glued to your seat with a renewed appreciation for the cushy office job !!