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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111904520 - Quality Timber Falling

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Redding

Nr: 111904520Report ID: 0950623Open Date: 10/19/1992

Quality Timber Falling
Fauries Salvage, 15 Miles Se Montgomery Creek
Mongtomery Creek, CA 96065
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: P. O. Box 997, Red Bluff, CA 96080

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/19/1992
Close Case:01/28/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362110215    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $175 $0 $175
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $175 $0 $175
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 10/21/1992 11/23/1992 $175 $175 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170697981Event: 09/21/1992Employee'S Forehead Punctured By Sharp Sapling Branch
Employee #1, a timber feller in the Fountain Fire area, was felling timber in a burned-over forest. Employee #1 felled a tree which knocked over, but did not break, a sapling. Employee #1 was limbing the downed tree when he cut a limb that was holding down the sapling, which was lying parallel to the downed tree. The sapling sprang up, striking him in the head and face. A burnt-off branch, which was hardened and very sharp, punctured Employee #1's forehead just above his left eye. He was hospitalized. No violations relating to the accident were issued.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree limb, work rules, struck by, logging, puncture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111904520 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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