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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125673533 - Simpson Timber Co

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Redding

Nr: 125673533Report ID: 0950623Open Date: 03/03/1998

Simpson Timber Co
Carbarrel Road
Korbel, CA 95550
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2421/Sawmills and Planing Mills, General
Mailing: P.O. Box 177, Korbel, CA 95550

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/03/1998
Close Case:08/21/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361677461    

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 6328 M 04/20/1998 04/27/1998 $300 $300 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170361950Event: 02/26/1998Employee Injured When Struck By Logs
Employee #1, a landing chaser at a cable logging site, was standing in front of a Pacific Manufacturing yarder, #SY1188, when a turn of approximately six logs came onto the landing. Before the turn was securely on the ground, Employee #1 approached it to unhook the chokers. Two of the logs suddenly swung toward him, striking him as he tried to get out of the way. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization. Employee #1 was too close to the incoming turn and should not have approached the turn before it had securely landed.
Keywords: clearance, yarding, unsecured, log, work rules, load shift, struck by, choker, cable logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125673533 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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