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Inspection: 111530416 - Maynard Edwards Thinning

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 4

Nr: 111530416Report ID: 1055340Open Date: 07/05/1991

Maynard Edwards Thinning
Sw 1/2 Nw 1/4 Sec 26 T19n R12w
Copalis Beach, WA 98535
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: Po Box 323, South Bend, WA 98586

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/07/1991
Close Case:03/08/1993

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361225394    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $180 $0 $0 $0 $0 $180
Current Penalty $180 $0 $0 $0 $0 $180
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 0540052928 08/22/1991 08/07/1991 $180 $180 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 0540050705 08/22/1991 08/25/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02002 Other 0540052919 08/22/1991 11/22/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02003 Other 02400040 08/22/1991 11/22/1991 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170252738Event: 07/05/1991Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Tree
Employee #1 was cutting trees for a right-of-way. He had been working for less than an hour when he hung up one tree into another and tried to wedge it over. He then moved approximately 96 ft in front of the lodged tree and felled another tree. While bucking off the butt of the felled tree, Employee #1 was struck by the tree that had been caught in it. He was killed. The lodged tree had a butt diameter of 10 in.; the part that killed Employee #1 was 8 in. in diameter.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, caught by, lodged tree, tree, logger, struck by, falling object, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111530416 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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