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Inspection: 15066004 - Ronald D Hongell/Ronald Tommila/Randle L Ward Paul

Inspection Information - Office: Or Medford

Nr: 15066004Report ID: 1054116Open Date: 06/11/1986

Ronald D Hongell/Ronald Tommila/Randle L Ward Paul
Approx 35 Miles Ne Of Steelhead Creek Road
Idleyld Park, OR 97447
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: 360 South Woodridge, Coquille, OR 97423

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/20/1986
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/29/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360770507    

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 780005016 07/25/1986 08/22/1986 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 740004501 07/25/1986 08/04/1986 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 780001504 A 07/25/1986 08/04/1986 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14206692Event: 06/09/1986Employee Struck On Head By Falling Tree Limb
AT APPROXIMATELY 10:40 AM ON JUNE 9, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FELLING A 100 FOOT DOUGLAS FIR TREE. AS THE TREE BEGAN TO FALL, EMPLOYEE #1 MOVED AWAY FROM THE STUMP. THE FALLING TREE DISLODGED A FIR LIMB AS IT PULLED AWAY FROM ANOTHER FIR TREE, WHICH WAS ABOUT 110 FEET TALL. THE FALLING LIMB STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE HEAD, KILLING HIM. ANOTHER EMPLOYEE, WORKING ABOUT 500 FEET AWAY, CAME TO INVESTIGATE AFTER HE HAD NOT HEARD EMPLOYEE #1'S CHAIN SAW FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. HE FOUND EMPLOYEE #1, APPARENTLY LIFELESS, LYING AT THE BASE OF THE TREE FROM WHICH THE LIMB HAD FALLEN. THE OTHER EMPLOYEE TRANSPORTED EMPLOYEE #1 TO THE DOUGLAS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree limb, struck by, falling object, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 15066004 Fatality Other Timber cutting and logging occupations

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