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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 114088818 - Harold P. Kagelmacher Dba H.P.K. Logging

Inspection Information - Office: Buffalo

Nr: 114088818Report ID: 0213600Open Date: 08/22/1995

Harold P. Kagelmacher Dba H.P.K. Logging
Colt Road & County Road 380
Portland, NY 14769
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: 6575 Plato Road, West Valley, NY 14171

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/22/1995
Close Case:10/12/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170402119Event: 08/21/1995Employee Killed When Crushed By Fallen Tree
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on August 21, 1995, Employee #1 was cutting timber. The timber he was cutting lodged in another tree, breaking that tree at midpoint. The timber rolled off the fulcrum point created by the broken tree and struck Employee #1 in the head, pinning him face down on the ground by his head, neck, and shoulders. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: head, tree felling, pinned, work rules, lodged tree, crushed, tree, struck by, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 114088818 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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