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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1383148.015 - Bosserman Logging, Llc.

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 6

Nr: 1383148.015Report ID: 0355116Open Date: 03/06/2019

Bosserman Logging, Llc.
2270 White Mountain Roadnull
Afton, VA 22920
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 113310/Logging
Mailing: 2613 Cold Springs Roadnull, Greenville, VA 24440

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/04/2019
Close Case:10/22/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $1,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,800
Current Penalty $1,260 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,260
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100266 D02 I 09/04/2019 09/24/2019 $420 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100266 D02 II 09/04/2019 09/24/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19100266 I07 I 09/04/2019 10/24/2019 $420 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19100266 I11 09/04/2019 10/09/2019 $420 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 114176.015Event: 03/06/2019Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Tree Section
At 11:30 a.m. on March 6, 2019, Employee #1, a logger, was worker with a coworke r, an equipment operator, felling trees. The two were discussing which tree to t ake out next. The employee decided to cut a popular tree that was uphill, 80 fee t from their location, and began to walk towards it. The equipment operator also began travelling uphill. When the coworker had travelled 50 feet in the Caterpi llar D5HXL series 2 High Track dozer, he struck a maple tree. A dead portion of the maple tree, approximately 14 feet in length, broke approximately 30 feet abo ve the existing grade, and fell from the tree. The tree section struck Employee #1, who was wearing a Stihl hard hat, in the head, killing him.
Keywords: bulldozer, hard hat, head, ppe, struck by, tree, tree felling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1383148.015 Fatality Timber cutting and logging occupations

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