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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119730182 - Coast Falling, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office

Nr: 119730182Report ID: 0950615Open Date: 07/08/1993

Coast Falling, Inc.
German Rancho #2
Gualala, CA 95445
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: 750 East Valley Street, Willits, CA 95490

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/23/1993
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:03/17/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361379308    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $300 $0 $300
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $100 $0 $100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 6281 A 07/23/1993 07/23/1993 $100 $300 $0 07/29/1993 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170718183Event: 07/07/1993Employee Killed By Rolling Log
On July 7, 1993, Employee #1, of Coast Falling, Inc., was working alone on German Rancho #2, about 6 miles east of Highway 1, behind Gualala Point Park, CA. He was in his assigned area felling and bucking trees. He had felled some trees on a hillside; two of them were lying propped up behind two small oak trees about 4 inches in diameter. Employee #1 went down the slope below these logs and was bucking another log when the small oak trees broke. One of the logs propped against these trees rolled down the slope and hit Employee #1, killing him.
Keywords: tree felling, unsecured, log, struck by, logging, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119730182 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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