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Inspection: 15267057 - Silver Bay Logging, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Alaska

Nr: 15267057Report ID: 1050210Open Date: 05/15/1987

Silver Bay Logging, Inc.
Cube Cove
Juneau, AK 99801
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: 8995 Yandukin Drive, Juneau, AK 99801

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/15/1987
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/11/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360577712    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $250
Current Penalty $250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 70130 A03 06/17/1987 06/20/1987 $250 $250 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 70115 D 06/17/1987 06/29/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 70115 I02 06/17/1987 07/23/1987 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14305551Event: 05/14/1987Struck By Falling Dead Top Of Standing Tree
ON MAY 14, 1987, AT APPROXIMATELY 2:45 PM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FELLING A 120 FOOT TALL HEMLOCK TREE WHICH WAS STANDING APPROXIMATELY 3 FEET DOWNHILL FROM A SMALLER 70 FOOT TALL HEMLOCK. THE SMALL HEMLOCK HAD A DEAD SPIKE-TOP, WHICH WAS PARTIALLY ENCIRCLED BY A LIMB OF THE LARGE, 120 FOOT TALL TREE. WHEN THE LARGE TREE FELL, ONE OF IT'S LIMBS BROKE OFF A PORTION OF THE DEAD SPIKE-TOP FROM THE SMALLER TREE. THE BROKEN TOP, 13 FEET LONG AND 5 INCHES IN DIAMETER AT THE LARGE END, FELL, STRIKING THE EMPLOYEE ON HIS HARD HAT. THE AREA ADJACENT TO THE TREE WAS CLEAR OF BRUSH, PROVIDING THE EMPLOYEE WITH AN ESCAPE ROUTE. HOWEVER, HE FAILED TO MOVE BACK AND AWAY FROM THE STUMP WHEN THE TREE STARTED TO FALL.
Keywords: head, hard hat, tree felling, tree limb, tree, struck by, falling object, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 15267057 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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