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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

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Violation Items

Nr: 1187531.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 04/12/2017 ReportingID: 0625400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:3 Contest Date:04/26/2017
Abatement Date:04/27/2017 Nr Exposed:24 Final Order:07/17/2018
Initial Penalty: $12,675.00 REC:R Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $12,675.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 04/12/2017 $12,675.00 04/27/2017 Serious  
Penalty C: Contested 05/02/2017 $12,675.00 04/27/2017 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 07/17/2018 $12,675.00 04/27/2017 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 Hazard:

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): The employer did not furnish employment and a place of employment which were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees were exposed to being struck-by falling counter tops: On or about October 25, 2016, in the slab stripping department, employees were required to measure the thickness and perform sanding operations on counter tops suspended from vacuum lifting devices. The counter tops can weigh up to approximately 460 pounds. Employees are walking under the counter tops and work in close proximity to the suspended counter tops. The suspended counters tops have fallen. Employees are exposed to the hazard of being struck-by a falling counter top. There are approximately four vacuum lifting devices which are identified as H-029, H-030, H-031 and H-032. a) The rated load of vacuum lifter and each pad was not legibly marked on the main structure or a tag attached. b) There was no periodic (annual) inspection of the vacuum lifting devices. c) The operator and other employees are walking under and working in close proximity to the suspended slabs when they performing such tasks as sanding and taking measurements. d) The suspended counter tops do not have an auxiliary support under the loads while performing work.

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