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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111839098 - N & W Logging

Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office

Nr: 111839098Report ID: 0950615Open Date: 09/12/1991

N & W Logging
Crowley Creek Area
Willits, CA 95490
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: P. O. Box 717, Laytonville, CA 95454

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/09/1991
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/09/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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 6281 A 10/09/1991 10/09/1991 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170206692Event: 09/04/1991Employee'S Back Broken By Rolling Log
On September 4, 1991, Employee #1, a tree feller for N & W Logging, was felling trees in an area by himself. His supervisor was approximately 450 feet away on the landing area, but could not actually see him through the trees and brush. Employee #1 felled a tree and bucked it into 40 ft logs. He then went downhill and felled two more trees, which fell uphill and across the first tree. He began bucking the last two trees into 40 ft logs, standing on the downhill side, which he knew was wrong. One or more of the bucked logs rolled downhill and struck him. His supervisor heard him yelling and called for an ambulance. Employee #1 was transported to Howard Hospital in Willets, then to Santa Clara Medical Center in San Jose. He was admitted and treated for a broken back and other injuries.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, work rules, back, struck by, bucking, logging, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111839098 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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