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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111413902 - Don Zepp Logging

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 4

Nr: 111413902Report ID: 1055340Open Date: 05/05/1992

Don Zepp Logging
Mox-Chehalis Rd
Malone, WA 98559
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: Po Box 235, Oakville, WA 98568

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/24/1992
Close Case:05/24/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170000228Event: 04/28/1992Timber Faller Cut By Chain Saw During Fall
Employee #1 had felled a tree, taped and limbed the first log, and marked it for bucking. He continued up the tree, limbing as he went. As he was cutting the top from the tree, branches below broke, causing the tree and Employee #1 to drop. As he fell, Employee #1 tried to throw his power saw safely away from himself. The saw hit some branches, then bounced back to him, cutting him seriously. Employee #1 required hospitalization.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, limbing, saw, laceration, fall, fall protection, struck by, logging, lost control
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111413902 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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