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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125827162 - Mountaineers Fire Crew

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento


Inspection Nr: 125827162
Report ID: 0950621
Open Date: 12/06/2010

Site Address:
Mountaineers Fire Crew
Plumas Nat'L Forest 1mi N Hwy 70 Rush Creek
Quincy, CA 95971

Mailing Address:
Po Box 593, Anderson, CA 96007

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 115310/Support Activities for Forestry

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/11/2011

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing

Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)

Close Case:06/03/2011

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361650021
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $450 $0 $450
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $450 $0 $450
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 6275 A 01/14/2011 01/19/2011 $450 $450 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202490793
Event: 11/18/2010
Employee Fratures Leg While Felling Trees

On November 18, 2010, Employee #1, a fire fighter, was working was assisting in the cutting of small trees to reduce the threat of forest fires. During cutting, a coworker got a tree, measuring 4 to 5-inches in diameter, hung up on another tree. The coworker, who was located on a small rise uphill from Employee #1, motioned to Employee #1 to let him know of the situation. Employee #1 gave the coworker a thumps-up, which the coworker understood to mean that Employee #1 was aware of the situation and planned to stay clear of the felling area. As the coworker dislodged the hung tree, Employee #1 remained in the felling radius. Employee #1 was struck by the tree, causing him and the saw to roll down the hill. The coworker came to Employee #1's aid, finding him lying on the ground unconscious. Employee #1 was taken to a nearby medical facility, where he was hospitalized and treated for a fractured right femur.

Keywords:firefighter, fracture, tree felling, obstructed view, tree, struck by, falling object, inattention, leg

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125827162 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations
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