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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 124664939 - Booker Logging Co.

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 124664939Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 12/16/1994

Booker Logging Co.
Off Hwy. 417
Woodruff, SC 29388
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2421/Sawmills and Planing Mills, General

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/20/1994
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/24/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $225 $0 $0 $0 $0 $225
Current Penalty $225 $0 $0 $0 $0 $225
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100151 B 01/11/1995 02/13/1995 $225 $225 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 910901Event: 12/15/1994Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Limb
Employee #1 was performing his normal job of cutting down trees with a chain saw. When he cut down a large poplar tree it split; one part lodged in a standing tree. Employee #1 signaled to the skidder operator to pull down the lodged portion of the poplar tree. Employee #1 stood out of the area (approximately 35 ft away) as this was being done. After the skidder operator had pulled down the lodged poplar, he dropped it. He then saw Employee #1 lying face down on the ground. It was determined that a limb (4 in. in diameter and 7 ft long) had struck Employee #1 on the left cheek, breaking his neck and fracturing his skull. Employee #1 was killed. The origin of the limb was never found.
Keywords: fracture, tree felling, tree limb, skull, neck, struck by, face, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 124664939 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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