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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 109359778 - Forestry For Wheeland Lumber Co

Inspection Information - Office: Wilkes-Barre

Nr: 109359778Report ID: 0317700Open Date: 02/10/1997

Forestry For Wheeland Lumber Co
W. Branch Township
Galeton, PA 16922
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:No Insp/Other Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/11/1997
Close Case:02/28/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14315964Event: 01/31/1997Struck By Falling Tree
A self-employed contract logger was felling trees, which he sold to a lumber company on a contract basis. The logger ran his company as a sole proprietorship, and he had no employees. As the logger was cutting down a tree, it fell and struck a second tree, which then fell on him and killed him. Deep snow in the area had impeded his escape.
Keywords: tree felling, tree, struck by, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109359778 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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