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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 3346830 - D. L. Allen Sawmill

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 7

Nr: 3346830Report ID: 0355117Open Date: 01/08/1987

D. L. Allen Sawmill
2.5 Miles Off Route 691 East
Montvale, VA 24122
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2421/Sawmills and Planing Mills, General
Mailing: P. O. Box 20056, Roanoke, VA 24018

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/12/1987
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/23/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360633127    

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other ARM0036 A 01/20/1987 01/24/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other ARM0037 A 01/20/1987 01/24/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 19100151 B 01/20/1987 02/22/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01004 Other 19101200 E01 01/20/1987 04/23/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01005 Other 19101200 F04 I 01/20/1987 04/23/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 01006 Other 19101200 G01 01/20/1987 04/23/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 01007 Other 19101200 H 01/20/1987 04/23/1987 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14443568Event: 12/03/1986Tree Feller Struck And Killed By Tree Butt
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CUTTING DOWN A POPLAR TREE, 18 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND APPROXMATELY 50 TO 60 FEET TALL. AFTER HE HAD CUT A 9 AND 1/2 INCH NOTCH ON THE LOWER SIDE, HE STARTED TO CUT THE TOP SIDE. (HE WAS WORKING ON A VERY STEEP SLOPE, ABOUT 50 TO 55 DEGREES.) WHEN THE UPPER CUT WAS NEARLY COMPLETED, THE TREE STARTED TO FALL. THE TREE TOP STRUCK ANOTHER TREE, CAUSING THE BUTT OF THE TREE BEING CUT TO KICK BACK TOWARD EMPLOYEE #1. HE WAS STRUCK IN THE LOWER LEFT STOMACH AND KNOCKED TO THE GROUND. HE WAS WORKING ALONE AT THE TIME. THE SKIDDER OPERATOR HAD TAKEN A DRAG TO THE SAWMILL, ABOUT A 30 TO 45 MINUTE ROUND TRIP. WHEN THE SKIDDER OPERATOR RETURNED, HE FOUND EMPLOYEE #1, STILL ALIVE, AND WENT FOR HELP.
Keywords: kick back, abdomen, tree felling, tree, struck by, logging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3346830 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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