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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 6259 A 11/17/1997 11/20/1997 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170888887 Event: 10/09/1997Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Eucalyptus Tree
Employee #1 was using a Stihl chain saw to cut trees on U.S. Forest Service land. She was 20 to 25 ft behind a falling 140 ft tall eucalyptus tree when she was struck by a dead fir tree that had been caught in the eucalyptus. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a punctured lung and fractured ribs and vertebrae. The cause of the accident was failure to remove the lodged fir tree before cutting the eucalyptus.
Keywords: fracture, lung, tree felling, work rules, lodged tree, tree, rib, struck by, vertebra, puncture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125509604 Hospitalized injury Fracture Forestry workers, except logging

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