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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $490 $0 $0 $0 $0 $490
Current Penalty $490 $0 $0 $0 $0 $490
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 02001 Serious 5A0001 07/17/1984 07/20/1984 $490 $490 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14539498 Event: 06/13/1984Employee Crushed By Falling Tree
ON JUNE 13, 1984 AT APPROXIMATELY 7:30 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SAWING RIGHT-OF-WAY LOGS FOR A TEMPORARY ROAD. HE HAD WEDGED A TREE AND HAD MADE THE UNDERCUT. AS THE TREE FELL, ITS TOP STRUCK ANOTHER TREE ABOUT 38 FEET AWAY. THIS CAUSED THE FALLING TREE TO BOW, KICK BACK AND SLIDE ACROSS THE WINDFALL (THE WINDFALL WAS HORIZONTALLY POSITIONED 4 FEET OFF THE GROUND). THE FALLING TREE PINNED EMPLOYEE #1 TO ANOTHER TREE 7 1/2 FEET AWAY, CRUSHING HIS CHEST. EMPLOYEE #1 FAILED TO CLEAR A PATH OF ESCAPE BEFORE HE STARTED TO WORK.
Keywords: chest, tree felling, log, pinned, crushed, tree, struck by, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1643121 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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