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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111963468 - Mccollum Engineering Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Redding

Nr: 111963468Report ID: 0950623Open Date: 11/09/1995

Mccollum Engineering Inc
Bucks Lake Road
Quincy, CA 95971
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: P.O. Box 989, Quincy, CA 95971

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/09/1995
Close Case:12/03/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $600 $0 $600
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $600 $0 $600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 11/29/1995 11/09/1995 $200 $200 $0 01/12/1996 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Other 6275 E 11/29/1995 11/09/1995 $400 $400 $0 01/12/1996 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170360903Event: 07/24/1995Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Tree
At 12:00 noon on July 24, 1995, Employee #1, of McCollem Engineering, Inc., a felling contractor, was felling trees at a logging site. The area was closed to local residents. He felled a 20 in. diameter fir, which, because of its height, became hung up in another tree. He decided to cut down the tree that was holding up the first tree because there was no equipment on site to pull it down, which would have been the normal procedure. Employee #1 made his cuts on the second tree while constantly looking up and watching the leaner. When it started to fall, he ran away from the tree in a side hill direction. He passed the stump but continued to run about 20 ft. He stopped and turned, only to see the butt of the tree sliding toward him. He was hit in the left side and knocked about 10 ft. Employee #1 was hospitalized for five days with a lacerated left kidney, including two days in the trauma unit. The causal factors were choosing to cut a tree that was holding a leaner tree, and taking an unsafe escape path.
Keywords: tree felling, work rules, laceration, tree, struck by, kidney, falling object, logging, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111963468 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Timber cutting and logging occupations

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