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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125741991 - Big Valley Lumber

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento


Inspection Nr: 125741991
Report ID: 0950621
Date Opened: 03/08/2001

Site Address:
Big Valley Lumber
Hwy 299e
Bieber, CA 96009

Mailing Address:
Po Box 617, Bieber, CA 96009

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Complaint

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/08/2001

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing

Emphasis: L:Regionp1, S:Targeted Compl & Consult

Case Closed: 10/21/2003

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361680002
Complaint 78208790 Yes
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $35,125 $0 $0 $375 $0 $35,500
Current Penalty $35,125 $0 $0 $375 $0 $35,500
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 342 A 05/15/2001 05/18/2001 $375 $375 $0 07/12/2001 J - ALJ Decision  
2. 02001 Serious 3999 B 05/15/2001 05/25/2001 $10,125 $10,125 $0 07/12/2001 J - ALJ Decision  
3. 03001 Serious 3210 A 05/15/2001 05/25/2001 $25,000 $25,000 $0 07/12/2001 J - ALJ Decision  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201170941
Event: 01/24/2001
Debarker Operator Fell Off Log And Fractured Leg And Knee

Employee #1, a debarker operator, fell off a log and fractured his right leg and knee cap. His employer operates a saw mill. Employee #1 was using a peeve to roll a log into the chute leading to the ring debarker. The peeve slipped off the log causing Employee #1 to lose his balance and fall backward. The walkway did not have a guard rail. Employee #1 fell nine feet to the ground. Employee #1 fractured his right leg and knee cap. He went to a local hospital for treatment.

Keywords:knee, fracture, log, fall, leg

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125741991 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators
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