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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1603309.015 - Sutherland Logging, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Redding


Inspection Nr: 1603309.015
Report ID: 0950623
Date Opened: 06/17/2022

Site Address:
Sutherland Logging, Inc.
Gilman Rd. / Old Mill Rd. N40 53.555' W122 20.933'
Lakehead, CA 96051

Mailing Address:
4439 Tenaya Court Suite B, Redding, CA 96003

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 113310/Logging

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/12/2022


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1907421
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $335 $0 $12,935
Current Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $335 $0 $12,935
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 Other 3203(B)(1) 12/12/2022 $335 $335 $0 12/12/2022 C - Contested  
2. 02001 Serious 3381(B) 12/12/2022 12/27/2022 $12,600 $12,600 $0 12/12/2022 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 147170.015
Event: 06/17/2022
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Logging Choker Hook

At 5:10 a.m. on June 17, 2022, Employee #1 walked down the yarder corridor road line to the active logging area. Employee #1 was positioned 51 feet from northea st of the skyline carriage. Coworker #1 and coworker 2 set a 5/8 inch by 16 foot choker with a 5/8 inch choker hook on a 17 inch diameter log located 50 feet an d 5 inches northwest of the skyline carriage. The choker was attached to the sky line. A signal was given to move the skyline into the skyline carriage. The subj ect log became hung up on a nearby stump and while under tension the choker rele ased from the log. The choker traveled 92 feet in the easterly direction and the choker hook struck Employee #1 in the head. Employee #1 was killed by blunt for ce trauma.

Keywords:blunt force trauma, choker, logging, struck by, yarding

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1603309.015 Fatality Timber cutting and logging occupations
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