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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 305489650 - R.M. Logging, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston

Nr: 305489650Report ID: 0316400Open Date: 12/03/2003

R.M. Logging, Inc.
Cannelton Hollow Road
Smithers, WV 25186
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
NAICS: 113310/Logging
Mailing: Po Box 145, Lizemores, WV 25125

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/04/2003
Emphasis: L:LoggingClose Case:02/27/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100630771    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 6 6
Initial Penalty $2,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,400
Current Penalty $2,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100266 H01 VI 01/16/2004 01/23/2004 $750 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100266 I03 III 01/16/2004 01/23/2004 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002 Serious 19100266 D07 I 01/16/2004 01/23/2004 $225 $225 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19100266 D09 I 01/16/2004 01/23/2004 $225 $225 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19100266 F03 VII 01/16/2004 02/20/2004 $225 $225 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01005A Serious 19100266 I07 I 01/16/2004 01/23/2004 $750 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01005B Serious 19100266 D02 I 01/16/2004 01/23/2004 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 01005C Serious 19100266 D02 II 01/16/2004 01/23/2004 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 01006A Serious 19101200 E01 01/16/2004 02/20/2004 $225 $225 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 01006B Serious 19101200 G08 01/16/2004 01/26/2004 $0 $0 $0 -
  11. 01006C Serious 19101200 H 01/16/2004 02/02/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200630994Event: 12/02/2003Employee Is Struck And Killed When Felling Trees
An employee was felling trees with a coworker, who was operating a skidder nearby. The employee felled an 18-inch diameter hickory tree with a conventional notch. The hickory became lodged in the top of another tree. He then felled a 16-inch diameter maple tree and a 15-inch diameter hickory tree that dropped to the ground. The butt of the hickory tree was in the air when it landed. The employee walked under the tree and was standing approximately 5 feet away. The hickory tree settled and fell and struck the employee on the left temple. He died as a result of his injuries. He was wearing a Stihl hardhat, ear muffs, cloth gloves, logging pants and steel toe logging boots.
Keywords: head, tree felling, logger, struck by, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305489650 Fatality Concussion Timber cutting and logging occupations

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