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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1426951.015 - Watermelon Park Logging, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Pssi

Nr: 1426951.015Report ID: 0352460Open Date: 08/29/2019

Watermelon Park Logging, Llc
12482 Farm Roadnull
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 113310/Logging
Mailing: 3322 Lockes Mill Roadnull, Berryville, VA 22611

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/15/2019
Close Case:12/23/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $4,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,100
Current Penalty $4,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100266 D01 IV 10/31/2019 11/08/2019 $1,200 $1,200 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01001B Serious 19100266 D02 I 10/31/2019 11/08/2019 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  3. 01001C Serious 19100266 I01 10/31/2019 11/25/2019 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  4. 01001D Serious 19100266 I07 I 10/31/2019 11/25/2019 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  5. 01002 Serious 19100266 H05 IX 10/31/2019 11/08/2019 $2,900 $2,900 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 120769.015Event: 08/29/2019Employee Is Struck By Several Logs On Sloped Hill And Is Cru
At 7:30 a.m. on August 29, 2019, an employee was using a Husqvarna Model 372 XP chain saw with a 24 inch blade to cut poplar trees with diameters as great as 28 inches into sections as long as 17 feet. The employee was working on a sloped hill with a 15 degree slant and had stepped over one tree to complete a cut that he had made. The employee was crushed by several logs when they began to roll downhill and was killed.
Keywords: crushed, logging, struck by, tree section
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1426951.015 Fatality Sawing machine operators

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