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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
Current Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3314 A 12/03/1991 12/03/1991 $1,000 $1,000 $0 12/16/1991 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170206726 Event: 10/16/1991Employee Injured When Pinned By Saw Chain Guard
At approximately 1:30 a.m. on October 16, 1991, Employee #1, a millwright, and a coworker, the lead millwright, of Georgia-Pacific Corp., were adjusting the tension on the drive chain on the south deck saw during breaktime at a sawmill. The coworker locked out the electrical system to the saw at the part that he and Employee #1 would be working on. He did not lock out the hydraulic system that powered the saw's swing motion. The employees swung out the deck saw and stopped it over the log slip. Employee #1 stepped behind the saw to check the tension on the drive chain, while the coworker was on top of the saw at the pivot point, tightening the push bolt. While Employee #1 was behind the saw, the saw operator returned from his break and went into the operator's cab to move the logs off the storage deck, an operation that did not involve the deck saw. The operator accidentally moved the saw control handle, causing the saw to swing back and pin Employee #1 between the chain guard and a structural member. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a fractured back.
Keywords: fracture, pinned, work rules, control lever, lockout, back, caught between, millwright, sawmill, communication
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111839189 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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