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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 943548 - Richard Wallingford

Inspection Information - Office: Augusta

Nr: 943548Report ID: 0111100Open Date: 07/12/1984

Richard Wallingford
Squaretown Township 18 Miles Ne Of
West Forks, ME 04985
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2411/Logging

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/23/1984
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/02/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360575740    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $1,280 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,280
Current Penalty $640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $640
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100266 C03 II 10/30/1984 11/09/1984 $320 $640 $0 11/07/1984 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100266 E01 IV 10/30/1984 11/09/1984 $320 $640 $0 11/07/1984 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19100266 C01 VII 10/30/1984 11/30/1984 $0 $0 $0 11/07/1984 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 02002 Other 19100266 C04 I 10/30/1984 11/09/1984 $0 $0 $0 11/07/1984 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 5. 02003 Other 19100266 C04 II 10/30/1984 11/09/1984 $0 $0 $0 11/07/1984 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14477616Event: 07/11/1984Struck By Falling Tree
EMPLOYEE #1 MADE AN UNDERCUT AND A FELLING CUT ON A 15" DIAMETER SPRUCE TREE. THE TREE DIDN'T FALL & "SET BACK" ON THE STUMP. THE EMPLOYEE DID NOT USE A WEDGE OR FELLING BAR TO CAUSE THE TREE TO FALL, NOR DID HE USE HIS SKIDDER TO PUSH IT DOWN. HE WALKED AWAY FROM THE TREE IN THE INTENDED DIRECTION OF FALL AND BEGAN LIMBING A PREVIOUSLY FELLED MAPLE TREE. THE SPRUCE TREE FELL AND STRUCK THE EMPLOYEE, CAUSING MULTIPLE FRACTURES TO THE CHEST AREA, KILLING HIM. THERE WAS LITTLE IF ANY SUPERVISION AT THE WORK SITE. THERE WERE NO WRITTEN WORK RULES FORBIDDING WORK WITHIN TWO TREE LENGTHS OF A LODGED TREE.
Keywords: chest, fracture, tree felling, tree, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 943548 Fatality Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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