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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 Road
Afton, VA 22920
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 113310/Logging
Mailing: 2613 Cold Springs Road, Greenville, VA 24440

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

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1433152    
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 coworker, an equipment operator, felling trees. The two were discussing which tree to take out next. The employee decided to cut a popular tree that was uphill, 80 feet 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 Caterpillar 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 above 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: ppe, tree, tree felling, hard hat, head, bulldozer, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1383148.015 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Timber cutting and logging occupations

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