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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
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 6251 A 08/16/1991 09/02/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 6251 B 08/16/1991 09/02/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 6251 D02 08/16/1991 09/16/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01004 Other 6297 A 08/16/1991 08/20/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01005 Other 6328 F 08/16/1991 08/16/1991 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170206262 Event: 07/30/1991Employee'S Hand Caught Between Yarder Bull Line And Frame
Employee #1, a choker setter, was setting chokers for a Cat yarder. He set a choker on a tree that the Cat yarder had to back up to. Employee #1 said that because he was worried that the choker would come off the bull hook, he was watching and consequently standing close to the rear of the CAT to watch the process. The CAT skinner pulled in the slack and a broken strand on the bull line caught Employee #1's pants and knocked him off balance. When Employee #1 grabbed the back of the Cat to regain his balance, his hand was caught between the bull line and the frame. Three fingers were injured; the little finger had to be amputated. Employee #1 should have been clear of the Cat and the Cat skinner should have made sure he was in the clear before starting to pull in the turn.
Keywords: clothing, clearance, amputated, finger, equipment failure, caught between, choker setter, logging, lost balance, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111845814 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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