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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1458948.015 - Fitzgerald Logging

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 6

Nr: 1458948.015Report ID: 0355116Open Date: 01/28/2020

Fitzgerald Logging
1926 Beech Grove Road Wilderness Mountain Land
Roseland, VA 22967
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 113310/Logging
Mailing: 58 Bowling Street, Staunton, VA 24401

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/05/2020
Emphasis: S:Logging Or SawmillsClose Case:03/31/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1539823    
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 124645.015Event: 01/27/2020Employee Is Struck By Tree Limb And Is Killed
At 11:00 a.m. on January 27, 2020, Employee #1 was cutting a poplar tree, as a coworker went for diesel fuel for the skidder. Employee #1 was cutting a large poplar tree with an Echo CS-800P chain saw when a limb of another tree wrapped in vines, broke striking Employee #1's head and fractured his skull. Employee #1 wore a hooded jacket and a baseball cap.
Keywords: struck by, head, fracture, chain saw, tree limb, tree felling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1458948.015 Fatality Fracture Forestry workers, except logging

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