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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 519716.015 - Baker Logging

Inspection Information - Office: Pittsburgh

Nr: 519716.015Report ID: 0317500Open Date: 07/13/2012

Baker Logging
Walnut Spring Drivenull
Williamsburg, PA 16693
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 113310/Logging
Mailing: 7282 Shale Hill Lanenull, Alexandria, PA 16611

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/13/2012
Close Case:01/23/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 21855.015Event: 07/13/2012Employee Is Struck And Killed By A Falling Tree
At 10:15 a.m. on July 13, 2012, an employee was cutting live trees for lumber. The employee had notched and cut two locust trees prior to the accident. The tre e was roughly 1.5 feet in diameter at the base. The tree did not fall in the di rection of the notch. The tree kicked back and struck the employee on the chest . The employee landed on the ground and the tree fell on top of him. Markings o n the tree trunk indicated that the tree may have struck another tree as it fell . A lack of skid marks on the ground indicated that the tree did not slide back wards but instead was airborne. The employee was found underneath the tree with his chain saw nearby. The chain saw was still running. The employee was killed by blunt force trauma to the chest and head.
Keywords: chain saw, logging, struck by, tree, tree felling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 519716.015 Fatality

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