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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111413852 - Tim Bowers Logging

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 4

Nr: 111413852Report ID: 1055340Open Date: 02/18/1992

Tim Bowers Logging
Se 1/4 Sec 7 T5n R5w
Oakville, WA 98566
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: 2402 Sr 603, Winlock, WA 98596

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/14/1992
Close Case:11/25/1992

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,475 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,475
Current Penalty $1,350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,350
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 0540055501 05/15/1992 04/14/1992 $1,350 $2,475 $0 06/09/1992 Y - State Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170000483Event: 02/18/1992Hooktender Injured When Struck By Out Of Control Log
On February 13, 1992, a work crew, including Employee #1, was performing its normal duties, yarding two cuts of a large tree that measured approximately 7 ft diameter. The second cut was yarded to the landing without incident. The butt cut was choked and yarded toward the landing. It hit a stump, breaking a 1 1/8 in. choker, and came back down the hill out of control. The crew sought protection from the rolling log behind the only substantial stump, which also measured approximately 7 ft diameter, on that part of the hill. Employee #1, the hooktender, was standing on the stump to see what was happening. He waited until the last moment, and when he saw the log was going to come right over the top of them, he then jumped toward safety. Employee #1 was struck in midair. He sustained multiple fractures of the skull, jaw, teeth, neck, and pelvis.
Keywords: fracture, yarding, log, work rules, equipment failure, skull, pelvis, choker cable, struck by, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111413852 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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