Mods, if this is in the wrong place, please move it. So, this past weekend we had a "work day" at my sportsman's club. I was in charge of the 3 man crew that was taking down a small tree (some sort of walnut, about 10" diameter at the base). The tree was close to the building and the power line, so a 100 foot rope and a Chevy Suburban were involved in making sure the tree landed in the right place. I was on the saw, guy #2 was in his Suburban at the other end of the rope. After making a B-Line through my escape route, I looked up as the tree hit the ground (right where I wanted it). It wasn't until the tree hit the ground that I realized where guy #3 was. I assumed that he was smart enough to be NOT in a dangerous spot. Nope. The tree missed him by less than 10 feet. He was dicking with his cell phone while I was cutting; paying absolutely no attention to what was going on around him. He jumped out of the way AFTER he heard the crash behind him. Luckily, nothing hit him (though at this point, I wanted to). Guy #2 and I just looked at each other and shook our heads. Surprisingly, guy #3 (I would estimate) is in his early 60s. I would think he should know better... I know I'm preaching to the choir, but pay attention out there guys. It only takes a few seconds for things to go very badly. For future reference: Whose responsibility is it to make sure that the crew members are in safe places as things fall? The guy running the saw or the crew members themselves?