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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1292844.015 - Tetreault & Son Forest Management, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Springfield

Nr: 1292844.015Report ID: 0112600Open Date: 02/06/2018

Tetreault & Son Forest Management, Inc.
85 Haynes Hill Roadnull
Wales, MA 01081
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 321113/Sawmills
Mailing: Po Box 348null, Brimfield, MA 01010

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/06/2018
Close Case:04/23/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1307052 Yes  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 102827.015Event: 02/06/2018Employee Falls From Front End Loader And Breaks Leg
On February 6, 2018, an employee was working for a logging firm. He was operatin g a front end loader. He drove the front end loader to a storage bin that was co vered with a tarp. The employee loaded the bucket, but the tarp needed to be cle ared from the bucket. To reach the tarp and clear it, he exited the operator's c ab and stepped out on to the left front tire. With the tarp cleared from the buc ket, he began to return to the cab. As he did so, he slipped from the tire. He f ell a distance of approximately 1.4 meters (55 inches). He fell to the ground. H e did not want to go to the hospital. Instead, he asked to be taken home. The em ployee was subsequently taken from his residence to the hospital. He was hospita lized with a broken leg.
Keywords: equipment operator, fall, fracture, front end loader, leg, logging, tire
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1292844.015 Hospitalized injury

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