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Inspection: 315545970 - Pinecrest Timber Company

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 2

Nr: 315545970Report ID: 0355112Open Date: 04/08/2011

Pinecrest Timber Company
Logging Road, 1 Mile East Of Hell'S Island Road
Emporia, VA 23847
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
NAICS: 113310/Logging
Mailing: 121 Industrial Road, Waverly, VA 23890

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/06/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:03/06/2012
Emphasis: L:Logging

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100922228    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $6,020 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $11,020
Current Penalty $1,470 $0 $0 $100 $0 $1,570
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious VAC0120 10/03/2011 10/06/2011 $735 $2,800 $0 10/17/2011 Y - State Decision
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100266 F02 XC 10/03/2011 10/06/2011 $420 $420 $0 10/17/2011 Y - State Decision
  3. 01003 Serious 19100266 I07 II 10/03/2011 10/06/2011 $735 $2,800 $0 10/17/2011 Y - State Decision
  4. 01004 Other 19100039 A 10/03/2011 10/06/2011 $100 $5,000 $0 10/17/2011 Y - State Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200922060Event: 04/07/2011Employee Is Burned In Chipping Machine Explosion
On April 7, 2011, Employee #1 and three other employees, working for the Pine crest Timber Company, were preparing to perform welding operations on a Peterson 5000H Chipping machine using a Miller Electric manufacturing Legend AEAD 200LE welding unit. An Explosion and fire occurred in both pieces of equipment. The four employees were critically burned and hospitalized. Employee #1 died from his injury.
Keywords: explosion, burn, fire, welder, elec equipment--misc, chipper
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315545970 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Timber cutting and logging occupations
2 315545970 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Timber cutting and logging occupations
3 315545970 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, forestry and logging workers
4 315545970 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Timber cutting and logging occupations

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