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Inspection: 302678750 - R & B Cutting Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Or Safety 3-Salem


Inspection Nr: 302678750
Report ID: 1054118
Date Opened: 05/20/1999

Site Address:
R & B Cutting Inc
Henderson Rd T40s-R13w-Sec 19
Brookings, OR 97415

Mailing Address:
Po Box 754, Brookings, OR 97415

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/17/1999

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Case Closed: 12/15/1999

Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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 7060015 07/08/1999 07/25/1999 $0 $0 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201611175
Event: 05/18/1999
Employee Broke Vertebrae When Struck By Fir Pole

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on May 18, 1999, Employee #1 was struck by a 50-ft-long fir pole while waiting for a turn of logs to be picked up and sent to the landing. The rigging crew had been pre-setting chokers on both sides of the road line. They were working one hundred twenty feet below the landing on an 80-degree slope. Employee #1 had set the chokers and proceeded to a location he felt was safe. Another employee, a rigging slinger, had attached the drop line to the chokers, entered the location that was safe, and started rigging when it appeared that the drop line had gotten underneath the fir pole. Proceeding with rigging caused the pole to be thrown towards Employee #1 and struck him in the upper body and head. Seeing the accident, the rigging slinger stopped the rigging and called for assistance. Employee #1 was taken to the local hospital and later airlifted to Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford, Oregon, where he was diagnosed with a broken vertebrae and head injuries.

Keywords:fracture, head, rigging, log, torso, logger, struck by, vertebra, choker

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302678750 Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors, forestry and logging workers
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