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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000
Current Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 05/22/1991 06/03/1991 $2,000 $2,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 05/22/1991 06/03/1991 $2,000 $2,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14439293 Event: 04/16/1991Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree
Employee #1 was felling a tree approximately 50 ft from a coworker who was cutting a 60 ft tree. The 60 ft tree fell and struck Employee #1, crushing his skull and breaking his neck. He was killed. The two employees were choker setters, and cutting trees was not part of their regularly assigned duties. Employees felling trees should maintain a minimum working distance of two tree lengths between workers.
Keywords: head, tree felling, work rules, choker setter, crushed, tree, neck, struck by, logging, untrained
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 107302192 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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