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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 17565458 - Betty And Harry Vance

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston

Nr: 17565458Report ID: 0316400Open Date: 10/04/1988

Betty And Harry Vance
Williamsburg Rd.
Williamsburg, WV 24991
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/11/1988
Close Case:10/24/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14481865Event: 09/29/1988Employee Killed When Falling Tree Kicks Back
Employee #1 was using a chain saw to fell an 11 inch diameter tree. The tree had not been notched and it kicked back, striking Employee #1 in the chest. His ribs were shattered, resulting in severe internal injuries, including a punctured heart. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: chest, heart, kick back, tree felling, work rules, tree, rib, struck by, logging, puncture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 17565458 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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