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Inspection: 115717191 - 5 J'S Cutting

Inspection Information - Office: Or Safety 2-Salem

Nr: 115717191Report ID: 1054113Open Date: 09/17/1991

5 J'S Cutting
Usfs 6340-290 Pansey Sale 40 Miles S Of
Estacada, OR 97023
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: 19209 S Neil Road, Estacada, OR 97023

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/17/1991
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/17/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170128987Event: 09/10/1991Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Limb
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on September 10, 1991, Employee #1, of SJ's Cutting, was felling a noble fir approximately 36 in. diameter at breast height. There were no witnesses to the accident, but physical evidence indicates that the employee was struck on the head by a limb weighing in excess of 100 lb, approximately 12 ft long, and over 6 in. in diameter at the large end. Apparently the limb was lodged in the overhead branches. As the tree began to fall the limb became dislodged and fell straight to the ground, striking the employee and causing massive head injuries. One of the company's employees found the employee lying next to the stump and under the limb at approximately 3:00 p.m. Emergency services were called and Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree limb, struck by, falling object, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 115717191 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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