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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125827162 - Mountaineers Fire Crew

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 125827162Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 12/06/2010

Mountaineers Fire Crew
Plumas Nat'L Forest 1mi N Hwy 70 Rush Creek
Quincy, CA 95971
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0851/Forestry Services
NAICS: 115310/Support Activities for Forestry
Mailing: Po Box 593, Anderson, CA 96007

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/11/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/03/2011
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $450 $0 $450
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $450 $0 $450
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 6275 A 01/14/2011 01/19/2011 $450 $450 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202490793Event: 11/18/2010Employee Fratures Leg While Felling Trees
On November 18, 2010, Employee #1, a fire fighter, was working was assisting in the cutting of small trees to reduce the threat of forest fires. During cutting, a coworker got a tree, measuring 4 to 5-inches in diameter, hung up on another tree. The coworker, who was located on a small rise uphill from Employee #1, motioned to Employee #1 to let him know of the situation. Employee #1 gave the coworker a thumps-up, which the coworker understood to mean that Employee #1 was aware of the situation and planned to stay clear of the felling area. As the coworker dislodged the hung tree, Employee #1 remained in the felling radius. Employee #1 was struck by the tree, causing him and the saw to roll down the hill. The coworker came to Employee #1's aid, finding him lying on the ground unconscious. Employee #1 was taken to a nearby medical facility, where he was hospitalized and treated for a fractured right femur.
Keywords: firefighter, fracture, tree felling, obstructed view, tree, struck by, falling object, inattention, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125827162 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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