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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125507863 - Redwood Empire Sawmill

Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office

Nr: 125507863Report ID: 0950615Open Date: 06/16/1997

Redwood Empire Sawmill
31401 Mccray Road
Cloverdale, CA 95425
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2421/Sawmills and Planing Mills, General
Mailing: P O Box 156, Cloverdale, CA 95425

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/02/1997
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/17/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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 $300 $0 $300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3314 A 07/02/1997 07/07/1997 $300 $300 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170888366Event: 06/11/1997Employee Fractures Leg In Fall While Clearing Wood Chipper
Employee #1 was learning how to clear a jam from a wood chipper at a wood byproducts plant. He was standing atop the approximately 3 ft high shaft guard, trying to clear the machine when he fell. He sustained a compound fracture of his right leg. Employee #1 had worked at the plant for approximately 6 months, and at the wood chipper for about 1 1/2 weeks. He was not using extension tools to try to clear the machine.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, jammed, chipper, extension handle, fall, leg, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125507863 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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