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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 $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 6275 E 10/18/1991 10/08/1991 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 959817 Event: 09/26/1991Employee Suffers Paralysis When Struck By Falling Tree
On September 26, 1991, a dead tree that was poorly evaluated fell and struck Employee #1, a choker setter for Bozarth Logging, in the back. He had been walking away from three logs he had choked about 70 ft downhill from where the dead tree was standing. First aid was administered. Employee #1 was then transported by crummy and ambulance to Marshall Hospital in Placerville, then transferred by helicopter to UC Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. Employee #1 sustained a broken back, multiple breaks of the right leg, and total paralysis of the lower half of his body. The dead tree appeared to have fallen because of vibrations from equipment being used in the area. The tree's base and roots were totally rotted out.
Keywords: fracture, paralysis, vibrations, back, tree, struck by, falling object, logging, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111878799 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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