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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111493185 - Pacific Timber Co Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 4

Nr: 111493185Report ID: 1055340Open Date: 04/12/1990

Pacific Timber Co Inc
R5w,T21n,Sec 7,830 Rd
Shelton, WA 98584
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: Po Box 632, Shelton, WA 98584

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/06/1990
Close Case:05/06/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
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 0540053306 06/08/1990 05/06/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 0540052917 06/08/1990 05/06/1990 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170252027Event: 04/12/1990Employee Killed By Log After Fall Over Waterfall
On April 11, 1989, Employee #1, a timber cutter, was felling and bucking trees. The work site was a steep, 38 degree sloping hillside, and the ground was broken into various drainage systems. Employee #1 was using hydraulic jacks to control the felling of a 42 in. dbh (diameter at breast height) tree. The tree fell in the intended direction, but Employee #1 then unexpectedly fell over an approximately 40 ft high waterfall. He was struck by a log and was killed.
Keywords: tree felling, log, steep grade, logger, fall, struck by, logging, slope, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111493185 Fatality Amputation Timber cutting and logging occupations

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