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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,461 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,461
Current Penalty $5,461 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,461
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100266 H05 I 11/24/2021 12/07/2021 $5,461 $5,461 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 137359.015 Event: 07/20/2021Employee Is Killed When Struck By Log
At 3:30 p.m. on July 20, 2021, an employee, near the end of a 9-hour shift, was setting a choker on a large white fir to be yarded up the corridor. Temperatures were at or near 100 degrees Fahrenheit and the employees were likely fatigued. The employee and a coworker began to move two trees with the motorized carriage up the skyline. They were standing approximately 15 to 20 feet from the skyline and logs to be skidded when the larger of the trees struck its stump causing it to swing out and strike the employee in the chest. The employee died from his i njuries.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, fatigue, heat index, logger, logging, struck by, tree skidding
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1543090.015 Fatality Timber cutting and logging occupations

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