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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312076441 - K & K Forest Prod Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen

Nr: 312076441Report ID: 0552652Open Date: 02/01/2011

K & K Forest Prod Llc
6060 20th Ave
Evart, MI 49631
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
NAICS: 113310/Logging
Mailing: Po Box 228, Le Roy, MI 49665

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/22/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/22/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102460607    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $1,525 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,525
Current Penalty $1,525 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,525
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 40815122 03/24/2011 04/26/2011 $125 $125 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 4081511903 03/24/2011 04/26/2011 $700 $700 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 4081515101 03/24/2011 04/26/2011 $700 $700 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201392289Event: 02/01/2011Falling Tree Kills Logger
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on February 1, 2011, Employee #1, a 55-year-old male with K & K Forest Prod Llc., was performing logging operations with two other coworkers. One coworker was falling trees while Employee #1 and another coworker were skidding the trees. The coworker falling the trees made a notch in a tree, then started to make the back cut, but the tree started to fall. He noticed Employee #1 in the direction of the falling tree. The coworker yelled to Employee #1 that the tree was falling toward him. Employee #1 tried to run but did not get out of the way in time. Another coworker tried to drive the skidder under the falling tree but did not make it there in time. Employee #1 was struck in the head by the falling tree and died as a result of the incident.
Keywords: wire rope, log, tree, logger, struck by, falling object, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312076441 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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