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Inspection: 105255939 - B C H Logging Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Or Safety 2-Salem

Nr: 105255939Report ID: 1054113Open Date: 08/16/1989

B C H Logging Inc
13215 Busch Lane
Mist, OR 97016
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: 13163 W Busch Lane, Mist, OR 97016

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/22/1989
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:11/21/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360774350    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
Current Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 780001501 D 09/06/1989 09/11/1989 $2,500 $2,500 $0 09/26/1989 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 02002 Other 780001503 09/06/1989 10/04/1989 $0 $0 $0 09/26/1989 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 02003 Other 780001504 F 09/06/1989 10/04/1989 $0 $0 $0 09/26/1989 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14294219Event: 08/15/1989Employee Killed When Struck By Flying Tree Section
Employee #1 was felling and bucking timber with a coworker and was to work at the east end and then the west end of a small patch. Then he was to work directly with the coworker, who was to work at the center of the patch. The employees began their work as planned, but when Employee #1 finished the east end, he continued working toward the coworker, instead of moving to the west end. When they were less than a tree length apart, the coworker felled a tree that struck the ground within a few feet of Employee #1 and broke into pieces. One piece flew up and struck him across the chest, throwing him approximately 10 feet downhill. He was discovered unconscious by the coworker approximately 1/2 hour later, at which time the emergency medical plan was activated. Shortly thereafter, Employee #1 was flown to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Keywords: chest, unconsciousness, tree felling, tree section, struck by, flying object, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 105255939 Fatality Asphyxia Timber cutting and logging occupations

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