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Inspection: 101897536 - Ragan Logging

Inspection Information - Office: Boise

Nr: 101897536Report ID: 1032500Open Date: 06/24/1987

Ragan Logging
Rutledge Saddle
Avery, ID 83802
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: Box 589, St. Maries, ID 83861

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/01/1987
Emphasis: L:LoggingClose Case:09/10/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360571384    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14440671Event: 06/22/1987Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree
AT APPROXIMATELY 2 PM ON JUNE 22, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 DISMOUNTED FROM THE RUBBER-TIRED SKIDDER HE HAD BEEN OPERATING AND BEGAN WALKING UP THE HILL TOWARDS THE TREE FELLER. ACCORDING TO THE FELLER, HE (THE FELLER) YELLED TO EMPLOYEE #1 TO TELL HIM THAT A TREE HAD BEEN CUT AND WAS ABOUT TO FALL. EMPLOYEE #1 ACKNOWLEDGED THE FELLER'S WARNING BUT KEPT ON WALKING. WHEN THE TREE BEGAN TO FALL, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS AGAIN WARNED. HE STARTED RUNNING, BUT SLIPPED AND FELL. THE TREE STRUCK HIM ON THE HEAD, CRUSHING HIS HEAD AND BREAKING HIS NECK. HE WAS KILLED.
Keywords: head, tree felling, work rules, tree, neck, struck by, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101897536 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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