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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 3316643 - B & B Logging

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 9

Nr: 3316643Report ID: 0355119Open Date: 03/03/1987

B & B Logging
State Rds. 680 & 686
Java, VA 24565
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging
Mailing: Route 1, Box 190, Hurt, VA 24563

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/05/1987
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:07/07/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360788509    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 7 9
Current Violations 2 7 9
Initial Penalty $750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $750
Current Penalty $375 $0 $0 $0 $0 $375
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 510001 A 03/20/1987 03/24/1987 $175 $350 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100132 A 03/20/1987 03/24/1987 $200 $400 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other ARM001102 A 03/20/1987 03/24/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02002 Other ARM001103 A 03/20/1987 03/24/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 02003 Other 19100151 B 03/20/1987 04/22/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02004 Other 19101200 E01 03/20/1987 06/22/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 02005 Other 19101200 F04 I 03/20/1987 06/22/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 02006 Other 19101200 G01 03/20/1987 06/22/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 02007 Other 19101200 H 03/20/1987 06/22/1987 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14443972Event: 02/26/1987Logging Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Tree
AT APPROXIMATELY 7:45 AM ON FEBRUARY 26, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ASSISTING IN THE MANUAL FELLING OF TREES. HE WAS STANDING APPROXIMATELY 60 FEET TO THE EAST OF A 76 FOOT HIGH TREE TO BE FELLED. THE TREE FELLER NOTCHED AND UNDERCUT THE 14 INCH DIAMETER TREE TRUNK ON THE SOUTH SIDE (INTENDED DIRECTION OF FALL). HE THEN MADE A BACK CUT ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE TREE. HOWEVER, THE TREE STARTED TO FALL EAST, TOWARD EMPLOYEE #1. EMPLOYEE #1 IMMEDIATELY RAN ABOUT 15 FEET TO THE NORTH AND HID BEHIND A TREE LOCATED 57 FEET FROM THE TREE FELLER. FOR SOME REASON, EMPLOYEE #1 STUCK HIS HEAD OUT FROM BEHIND THE TREE HE WAS HIDING BEHIND AND WAS STRUCK AND KILLED BY THE TRUNK OF THE FALLING TREE.
Keywords: head, tree felling, work rules, tree, struck by, logging, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3316643 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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