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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1572972.015 - Besse Forest Products, Inc. Dba Baraga Lumber Division

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen


Inspection Nr: 1572972.015
Report ID: 0552652
Date Opened: 01/17/2022

Site Address:
Besse Forest Products, Inc. Dba Baraga Lumber Division
16522 Westland Dr
Baraga, MI 49908

Mailing Address:
16522 Westland Dr, Baraga, MI 49908

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 321113/Sawmills

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 04/25/2022

Emphasis: N:Amputate

Case Closed: 06/02/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1855188
Inspection 1582116 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
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 19100147 C04 I 04/28/2022 06/01/2022 $7,000 $7,000 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C06 I 04/28/2022 06/01/2022 $7,000 $7,000 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 142819.015
Event: 01/17/2022
Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Loader Grapple

At 10:00 a.m. on January 17, 2022, an employee was fixing a leaking hydraulic ho se on a Komatsu WA320-7 Wheel Loader when the raised boom dropped down and pinne d him between the loader grapple and the frame of the machine. The employee's ch est was crushed, resulting in his death.

Keywords:blunt force, blunt force trauma, boom, chest, crushed, dropped, hydraulic line, leak, pinned, repair, wheel loader

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1572972.015 Fatality Equipment Operator: Heavy
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