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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119948370 - Witten Logging Co

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 119948370Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 06/20/2001

Witten Logging Co
7.1 Mi/N.W. Of Fawnskin
Fawnskin, CA 92333
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: 4600 Kelso Creek Road, Weldon, CA 93283

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/17/2001
Close Case:09/30/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $100 $0 $100
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 3314 D 08/27/2001 08/30/2001 $100 $100 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 119948370Event: 06/20/2001Employee Killed When Pinned By Tractor Tire
Between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on June 20, 2001, Employee #1, a heavy equipment mechanic and tire serviceman working for Witten Logging Company, was killed while repairing a log skidder tire. The tire was being held in a vertical position by a chain when it fell to the horizontal position, pinning Employee #1 between the rim and the tire bead, asphyxiating him. The accident occurred at a remote location in the San Bernardino National Forest, 7.1 miles northwest of Fawnskin on U.S. Forest Service property.
Keywords: asphyxiated, mechanic, caught between, skidder, tire rim, tire
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119948370 Fatality Asphyxia Farm equipment mechanics

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