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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 100781012 - R. B. Timbering

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston

Nr: 100781012Report ID: 0316400Open Date: 06/17/1991

R. B. Timbering
Robinette Hollow
Robinette, WV 25642
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/17/1991
Close Case:09/13/1993

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100151 B 07/18/1991 08/05/1991 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14232474Event: 06/11/1991Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Tree
Employee #1 had cut down three trees in the area. The next tree he cut was a poplar tree. When this tree fell, it struck and glanced off a double basswood tree, before it fell to the ground. The basswood tree was leaning due to being hit. The roots of the basswood tree were in very poor soil that consisted mostly of a rock-dirt mixture. Employee #1 started to go down to the poplar tree to prepare it for removal. His co-worker offered to knock the basswood tree down. However, Employee #1 proceeded down to the poplar tree and began to prepare it for removal. While doing this, the unstable basswood tree fell and pinned the employee between the popular and basswood tree. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: tree felling, pinned, tree, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100781012 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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