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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 4 6
Current Violations 1 4 5
Initial Penalty $25,200 $0 $0 $1,340 $0 $26,540
Current Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $335 $0 $12,935
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3421(A) 12/06/2017 01/10/2018 $0 $335 $0 01/02/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  2. 01002 Other 3421(C) 12/06/2017 01/10/2018 $335 $335 $0 01/02/2018 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 01003 Other 3421(F) 12/06/2017 01/10/2018 $0 $335 $0 01/02/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  4. 01004 Other 3421(M) 12/06/2017 $0 $335 $0 01/02/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  5. 02001 Serious 3424(C)(12) 12/06/2017 12/26/2017 $12,600 $12,600 $0 01/02/2018 W - Empr Withdrew
Deleted 6. 03001 Serious 3427(B)(1) 12/06/2017 12/26/2017 $12,600 $12,600 $0 01/02/2018 D - Govt Dismissed

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 101285.015 Event: 06/21/2017Employee Receives Injuries During Tree Felling Operation
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on June 21, 2017, Employee #1 was cutting down trees and tree branches. To cut down a tree, he pulled down tree branches and attache d them to a winch rope. As he cut down a tree, he bent down holding the chainsaw when the tree branch was pulled by the winch. Employee #1 was caught by the ret racting tree branch and dragged uphill. His back hitting three retaining walls, approximately 3 ft high. A coworker who was operating the winch stopped the equ ipment when he saw Employee #1 being dragged uphill with the branch. Employee #1 fell to the ground when the winch was stopped. Employee #1 reported that the co worker did not wait for his signal before he operated the winch, causing him to be dragged with the branch. Employee #1 suffered unspecified chest and back inju ries in the incident. He was transferred to a medical center, where he was hospi talized for approximately 3 days.
Keywords: back, caught by, chest, tree, tree felling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1244800.015 Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed

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