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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 105466395 - Hallmans Wood Choppers

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 105466395Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 07/15/1988

Hallmans Wood Choppers
Off-Jump Leaphart Road
Gilbert, SC 29054
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/25/1988
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/19/1988
Emphasis: L:2411

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
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 Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100151 B 08/12/1988 10/17/1988 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 674879Event: 07/13/1988Employee Killed When Pinned Under Falling Pine Tree
Employee #1 was felling pine trees alone in the woods. He cut one tree, which lodged in a pine tree, and then moved approximately 15 ft from the lodged tree. He cut another pine tree, which fell across the lodged tree, causing the butt end to kick back onto him. Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries and died. All three trees were approximately 12 to 15 in. in diameter.
Keywords: kick back, tree felling, lodged tree, crushed, struck by, falling object, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 105466395 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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