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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 15077019 - Joe D & Tom L Elam Dba

Inspection Information - Office: Or Medford

Nr: 15077019Report ID: 1054116Open Date: 05/02/1984

Joe D & Tom L Elam Dba
Coal Creek R 10 W Sec 14 T 265
Myrtle Point, OR 97458
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: P O Box 532, Powers, OR 97466

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/07/1984
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:07/27/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $95 $0 $0 $0 $0 $95
Current Penalty $95 $0 $0 $0 $0 $95
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 780001502 06/12/1984 06/26/1984 $95 $95 $0 -
  2. 02002 Other 780011024 06/12/1984 05/07/1984 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14569230Event: 04/30/1984Employee Killed When Struck By Tree Limb
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on April 30, 1984, Employee #1 and a coworker were cutting timber at the Big Fork Mink Sale, out of Coquille, OR. The coworker felled a tree approximately 150 feet tall and 30 inches in diameter at the base. Employee #1 was standing back on the escape path, watching for falling limbs. When the tree started to fall, Employee #1 and the coworker ran back 26 feet under a hemlock tree. The tree stopped rolling approximately 30 feet downhill and the coworker was proceeding toward it when he heard a bang. He turned and saw Employee #1 falling to the ground. Employee #1 had been struck on his hard hat just above the right eye by an 18 inch long fir limb. The coworker ran out and called for help. At approximately 8:30 a.m., Employee #1 was flown by helicopter to the hospital, were he died 36 hours later.
Keywords: head, tree felling, tree limb, struck by, falling object, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 15077019 Fatality Concussion Pharmacists

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