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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1563709.015 - 75231 - Charles K Doolittle Inc

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv


Inspection Nr: 1563709.015
Report ID: 0454510
Date Opened: 11/12/2021

Site Address:
75231 - Charles K Doolittle Inc
Highway 34 West.
Blair, SC 29015

Mailing Address:
1521 Kendell Road, Newberry, SC 29108

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 113310/Logging

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/01/2022


Case Closed: 07/12/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1833041
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $12,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,250
Current Penalty $12,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,250
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 19100266 D01 VI 03/08/2022 04/11/2022 $1,750 $1,750 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Serious 19100266 F02 V 03/08/2022 04/11/2022 $1,750 $1,750 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 01003 Serious 19100266 H06 II 03/08/2022 04/11/2022 $1,750 $1,750 $0 Z - Issued  
4. 01004 Serious 19100266 I03 03/08/2022 04/11/2022 $3,500 $3,500 $0 Z - Issued  
5. 01005 Serious 19100266 I07 I 03/08/2022 04/11/2022 $3,500 $3,500 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 143804.015
Event: 11/11/2021
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Logs

At 7:57 a.m. on November 11, 2021, Employee #1 was looking for a set of keys tha t were lost the day before. Employee #1 was 20 feet from the back of the trailer at the Highway 34 West jobsite in Blair, South Carolina. The log trailer was ba cked up to be loaded with logs that were cut from the jobsite. Initially, Employ ee #1 began the search under the cab of the truck. Employee #1 continued searchi ng a little further down the side of the trailer next to the loader. The operato r of the loader set one bunch of logs onto the cab of the trailer and swung back around to gather another bunch to load. Employee #1 walked to the back of the t railer to search for the keys. Employee #1 bent over to look for the keys. The o perator of the loader lost sight of Employee #1. Employee #1 was struck in the h ead by a bunch of three logs that were being loaded onto the trailer. The employ ee was killed.

Keywords:loader, log, log loader, log trailer, struck by, trailer

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1563709.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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