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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 124425158 - Mark Bohannon

Inspection Information - Office: Vermont

Nr: 124425158Report ID: 0155010Open Date: 08/03/1994

Mark Bohannon
Bolton Notch Road
Bolton, VT 05477
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: Box 740, North Wolcott, VT 05680

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:No Insp/Other Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/04/1994
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/19/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14302962Event: 08/02/1994Employee Dies In Logging Skidder Roll-Over
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on August 2, 1994, Employee #1 cut a tree that became lodged in another tree at the top of a 20 ft ledge. To dislodge the tree, Employee #1 winched a John Deere 440 skidder toward the top of the ledge. He attached the wire rope from the skidder winch to the lodged tree, and began to pull the tree toward the top of the ledge. The skidder began to slide sideways on the ledge and snapped the wire rope. With Employee #1 in the driver's seat, the skidder dropped over the 20 ft ledge and rolled approximately 450 ft down the ravine. Employee #1 was thrown from the skidder and killed. His body was found approximately 30 ft below the bottom ledge.
Keywords: ejected, tree felling, wire rope, roll-over, steep grade, logger, skidder, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 124425158 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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