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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 106500242 - Horneck Logging

Inspection Information - Office: Appleton

Nr: 106500242Report ID: 0521100Open Date: 10/09/1991

Horneck Logging
Logging Road Off Dam Road
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/11/1991
Close Case:09/28/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360408983    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 4 6
Current Violations 2 4 6
Initial Penalty $1,950 $0 $0 $1,800 $0 $3,750
Current Penalty $700 $0 $0 $700 $0 $1,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100266 C03 II 10/23/1991 10/26/1991 $500 $1,500 $0 11/18/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100266 E02 II 10/23/1991 10/26/1991 $0 $0 $0 11/18/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19100266 C04 I 10/23/1991 10/26/1991 $200 $450 $0 11/18/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Other 19030002 A01 10/23/1991 10/28/1991 $200 $300 $0 11/18/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02002 Other 19040008 10/23/1991 10/26/1991 $500 $1,500 $0 11/18/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 02003 Other 19100266 C04 III 10/23/1991 11/01/1991 $0 $0 $0 11/18/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 02004 Other 19101200 E01 10/23/1991 12/26/1991 $0 $0 $0 11/18/1991 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 851378Event: 10/04/1991Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on October 4, 1991, Employee #1 was working alone cutting pulpwood. The first tree he felled landed across the logging road and struck a dead standing birch tree. The birch tree snapped 71 in. above ground, fell back, and struck Employee #1 in the head. The employer found Employee #1 lying face-up on the logging road with his saw still running and his hard hat sitting next to the tree that he felled. Employee #1 had been killed, suffering a concussion.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree, struck by, concussion, falling object, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106500242 Fatality Concussion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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