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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 100357243 - Corbitt Beasley

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah

Nr: 100357243Report ID: 0418400Open Date: 05/15/1987

Corbitt Beasley
Curtis Tract, Off Portal Highway 7 Mi N.
Metter, GA 30439
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2421/Sawmills and Planing Mills, General
Mailing: Rt. 1, Box 179, Uvalda, GA 30473

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/15/1987
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:02/21/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360132286    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $850 $0 $0 $0 $0 $850
Current Penalty $850 $0 $0 $0 $0 $850
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 07/07/1987 07/10/1987 $400 $400 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100132 A 07/07/1987 07/10/1987 $250 $250 $0 -
  3. 01003A Serious 19100151 B 07/07/1987 08/07/1987 $200 $200 $0 -
  4. 01003B Serious 19100151 B 07/07/1987 07/10/1987 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14340335Event: 05/13/1987Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Tree Limb
AT ABOUT 4 PM ON MAY 13, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FELLING A 90 FOOT PINE TREE NEAR SOME BLACK GUM TREES. HE WAS USING A HUSQVARNA CHAIN SAW. HE WAS NOT WEARING GLOVES, LEGGINGS OR SAFETY SHOES, BUT HAD PLANNED A RETREAT PATH AND KEPT IT CLEAR BEFORE STARTING THE CUT. THE PINE TREE BEING FELLED STRUCK A BLACK GUM TREE, BREAKING OFF ONE OF THE BLACK GUM'S LIMBS WHICH FELL AND STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1, BREAKING HIS NECK. EMPLOYEE #1 DIED ABOUT 50 MINUTES LATER IN A HOSPITAL LOCATED 6 MILES AWAY. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES. CAUSES: THE EMPLOYER DID NOT ESTABLISH AND ENFORCE A PROCEDURE FOR APPRAISING THE SITUATION FOR DEAD LIMBS, LEAN OF THE TREE, WIND CONDITIONS, LOCATION OF OTHER TREES AND OTHER HAZARDS BEFORE A CUT IS STARTED. (SECTION 5(A)(1), 1910.266(A)(1) AND (E)(II)). EMPLOYER DID NOT SUPPLY, AND REQUIRE THE USE OF, GLOVES, BALLISTIC NYLON LEGGINGS, AND SAFETY BOOTS OR SHOES. (1910. 132(A), 1910.266(C)(1) AND 1910. 266(A)(1)). EMPLOYER DID NOT PROVIDE A PERSON ADEQUATELY TRAINED IN FIRST AID IN THE ABSENCE OF AN INFIRMARY, CLINIC, OR HOSPITAL LOCATED IN NEAR PROXIMITY TO THE WORKPLACE. EMPLOYER DID NOT PROVIDE FIRST AID SUPPLIES APPROVED BY A CONSULTING PHYSICIAN (INCLUDING SNAKEBITE KITS) SUFFICIENT FOR THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES, AND ONE SUCH KIT FOR EACH TRANSPORT VEHICLE. (29CFR 1910.151(B). SEE ALSO 1910.266(C)(1)(VII)).
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, tree limb, tree, neck, struck by, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100357243 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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