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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1386790.015 - Minerick Logging Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen

Nr: 1386790.015Report ID: 0552652Open Date: 03/22/2019

Minerick Logging Inc
N-10670 Hwy M West 95null
Sagola, MI 49881
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 113310/Logging
Mailing: N-10670 Hwy M West 95null, Sagola, MI 49881

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/06/2019
Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:Injury/IllnessClose Case:02/18/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C04 II 09/06/2019 10/09/2019 $7,000 $7,000 $0 01/06/2020 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 F01 09/06/2019 10/09/2019 $7,000 $7,000 $0 01/06/2020 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 114649.015Event: 03/21/2019Employee Suffers Head Injury And Is Killed
At 12:00 p.m. on March 31, 2019, an employee was troubleshooting the air-lift ba gs on a logging trailer. The air valve that supplies the air-lift bags was not w orking appropriately, causing all three of the rear axle air-lift bags to hold c onstant pressure. During troubleshooting, the force on both sides of the pivotin g lifting axle caused the steel pivoting beam to break and contact the employee' s head. The employee suffered a skull fracture with subdural hematoma and was ki lled.
Keywords: equipment failure, head, repair, skull, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1386790.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed

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