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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1416007.015 - Kendrick Forest Products

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa


Inspection Nr: 1416007.015
Report ID: 0751910
Date Opened: 07/17/2019

Site Address:
Kendrick Forest Products
38025-3999 Hogan Road
Holy Cross, IA 52053

Mailing Address:
Po Box 457, Edgewood, IA 52042

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 321113/Sawmills

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/22/2019


Case Closed: 11/22/2019

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1476690
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $39,780 $0 $0 $0 $0 $39,780
Current Penalty $20,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $20,000
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. 01001A Serious 19100266 D06 III 10/11/2019 11/29/2019 $6,667 $7,956 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01001B Serious 19100266 D07 I 10/11/2019 11/29/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01002 Serious 19100266 F02 VII 10/11/2019 11/29/2019 $7,956 $7,956 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
4. 01003A Serious 19100266 H01 VI 10/11/2019 11/29/2019 $6,667 $7,956 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
5. 01003B Serious 19100266 H05 VIII 10/11/2019 11/29/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
6. 01004 Serious 19100266 I03 V 10/11/2019 11/29/2019 $7,956 $7,956 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
7. 01005 Serious 19100266 I11 10/11/2019 11/29/2019 $6,666 $7,956 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 118026.015
Event: 07/16/2019
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Tree

At 12:00 p.m. on July 16, 2019, Employee #1 was walking towards a previously fel led tree stump while a coworker was transporting two trees with a John Deere 460 D Timberjack Skidder. During transport the trees made contact with a standing de ad tree that was 42 feet long with a 10 inch diameter, that was adjacent to the skidder path. When the trees in transport made contact with the standing dead tr ee, it fell perpendicular to the harvested trees. Just as the tree fell, Employe e #1 walked into the path of the falling tree and was stuck in the head and neck area. Employee #1 was wearing a Husqvarna hard hat, ear protection, chaps, safe ty boots, and eye protection. Employee #1 sustained a fracture of the thoracic v ertebral column with displacement and spinal cord transection, and was killed.

Keywords:falling object, fracture, hard hat, head, ppe, struck by, tree

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1416007.015 Fatality Chainsaw Operator
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