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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111413860 - Witcraft & Swope Contract Cutting

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 4

Nr: 111413860Report ID: 1055340Open Date: 02/19/1992

Witcraft & Swope Contract Cutting
Ums 199c .7x3.6
Matlock, WA 98680
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: 7910 Holiday Valley Ct Nw, Olympia, WA 98502

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/06/1992
Close Case:06/04/1992

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 02400040 05/13/1992 06/15/1992 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170000954Event: 02/19/1992Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Tree
Employee #1 was felling the first tree in an alder patch. He had three years experience working for this employer. The weather was good, with no perceptible wind, and the trees in this alder patch were undisturbed. While felling this first tree, another tree fell, striking Employee #1 across the lower back as he attempted to jump to safety. Employee #1 suffered no broken bones but extensive muscle and ligament damage.
Keywords: tree felling, back, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111413860 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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