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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1530321.015 - 74991 - Elliott Sawmilling Co Llc

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv


Inspection Nr: 1530321.015
Report ID: 0454510
Date Opened: 05/11/2021

Site Address:
74991 - Elliott Sawmilling Co Llc
4426 Steep Bottom Road
Estill, SC 29918

Mailing Address:
4426 Steep Bottom Rd., Estill, SC 29918

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 321113/Sawmills

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/07/2021


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1766629
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
Current Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
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. 01001 Serious 19100176 A 09/30/2021 11/02/2021 $4,500 $4,500 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Serious 19100178 N06 09/30/2021 11/02/2021 $4,500 $4,500 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 135603.015
Event: 05/10/2021
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Forklift

At approximately 12:00 a.m. on May 10, 2021, an employee was walking from the dr y kiln to the dry kiln. The employee was by the supervisor's office, East of #4 and #5 Dry Kilns and the NW corner of the supply/parts room after completing a j ob task. Forklifts were picking up and transporting lumber to trucks to be haule d off at the time. The employee walked across the lot. A forklift operator was d riving a Hyster 300 forklift in the area. The employee continued to walk around the left rear side of the forklift. The forklift operator proceeded to back up w ith a load of lumber. The employee stopped and waved at another forklift in the area. The employee was struck by the left rear tire of the Hyster 300 forklift as it was backing up. The coworkers called 911 and conducted CPR until EMS arriv ed. The employee later died from these injuries after being transported to the h ospital.

Keywords:backing up, blunt force trauma, cpr, forklift, kiln, lumber, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1530321.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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