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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302967914 - Don Whitaker Logging & Hauling Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Or Medford

Nr: 302967914Report ID: 1054116Open Date: 05/30/2000

Don Whitaker Logging & Hauling Inc
Camas Creek Rd
Camas Valley, OR 97416
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: Po Box 40, Roseburg, OR 97470

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/20/2000
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/20/2000

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201620416Event: 05/19/2000Employee'S Arms And Face Mutilated By Logging Cables
Employee #1, a logger, believing that the skyline had been slackened, was releasing the support line to the intermediate support tree jack. As he loosened the U-bolts to render the slack through and lower the jack, one of the U-bolts came apart and Employee #1 leaned over to pick up the parts. As he did this, the sklyine began moving toward the tailholt, creating severe downward pressure on the tree jack. The jack support line stripped under Employee #1's arms and around the tree, and the choker bell at the end of the line whipped up and struck him in the face. Employee #1's arms and face were severely injured, and he was admitted to the hospital for treatment.
Keywords: logger, struck by, arm, face, logging, choker, cable logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302967914 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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