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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307072546 - Mcclure Logging, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston

Nr: 307072546Report ID: 0316400Open Date: 06/01/2005

Mcclure Logging, Inc.
Scarry Creek Road
Sweetland, WV 25523
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
NAICS: 113310/Logging
Mailing: P.O. Box 63, 97 Brushy Fork, Alkol, WV 25501

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/06/2005
Emphasis: L:LoggingClose Case:08/07/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100631084    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $625 $0 $0 $0 $0 $625
Current Penalty $625 $0 $0 $0 $0 $625
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100266 D01 V 07/17/2005 07/27/2005 $400 $400 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100266 F03 VII 07/17/2005 07/21/2005 $225 $225 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19040039 A 07/17/2005 07/21/2005 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200631208Event: 05/31/2005Employee Operating A Bulldozer Dies From Natural Causes
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on May 31, 2005, Employee #1 and his coworkers were cutting trees and moving logs down to the landing. At approximately 1:30 p.m. Employee #1 asked one of his coworkers if he could take a 5 minute brake and the coworker told him to go ahead. Employee #1's coworker said that he did not notice any problems with Employee #1. Approximately 5 to 10 minutes later the coworker saw Employee #1 start his bulldozer, back up and started getting logs. At approximately 3:00 p.m. Employee #1's coworkers stopped cutting trees and were talking with one another. One of Employee #1's coworkers asked the other coworker where the logs were that Employee #1 was supposed to bring out of the woods. One of the coworkers went to check on Employee #1, and found him slumped over to the side sitting in the bulldozer. The coworker noticed that the bulldozer was perpendicular to the path that it was on, it was turned off, and the blade was down on the ground, and the parking brake was set. The coworker blew the bulldozers horn and yelled Employee #1's name in an attempt to get a response. When the coworker did not get a response, the coworker went back to where the other coworkers were and told them to drive down to the landing and summoned emergency services. The coworker returned to check Employee #1's pulse, and Employee #1 did not have one. Emergency medical technicians and a law enforcement officer arrived at the site. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene, and was transported to the medical examiner's office. Employee #1 died of coronary artery disease.
Keywords: tree felling, heart attack, log, artery, bulldozer
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307072546 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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