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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 106962277 - Chris Arnold Timber Company

Inspection Information - Office: Nashville

Nr: 106962277Report ID: 0420100Open Date: 07/06/1995

Chris Arnold Timber Company
Lbl Tva Timber Track 3
Dover, TN 37058
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: Rt 1, Box 256a, Wingo, KY 42088

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/11/1995
Close Case:08/11/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170581029Event: 06/26/1995Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree
An independent logger asked Employee #1, owner of Chris Arnold Timber Company, to watch the tree that he was going to fell and to alert him if anything unusual happened. As the independent logger was cutting the tree with a chain saw, Employee #1 began cutting a tree which was 39 ft from the base of the tree the independent logger was cutting. He said he did not know Employee #1 was in the fall path of the tree he was cutting. The tree being cut by the independent logger measured 46 ft 8 in. long and 14 in. diameter. The top of the tree had been damaged by a tornado, as had the entire 600 acre tract being cut. Employee #1 was struck in the head and killed by the falling tree. He was wearing a hard hat; however, the hard hat showed no signs of damage.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree, struck by, concussion, falling object, logging, communication, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106962277 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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