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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1228659.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 05/17/2017 ReportingID: 0418300

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:06/13/2017
Abatement Date:07/30/2018 2 Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:06/08/2018
Initial Penalty: $12,675.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $7,605.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 05/17/2017 $12,675.00 05/30/2017 Serious  
Penalty C: Contested 06/14/2017 $12,675.00 05/30/2017 Serious  
Penalty J: ALJ Decision 06/08/2018 $7,605.00 07/30/2018 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 fall hazards while climbing to the tops of Tufting machines to replace plungers: a) On or about 04/26/2017 - Yardage department, operators are required to access machines such as, but not limited to, Tufting machine no. 27 that is not equipped with a ladder or platform to access the tops of the machine exposing them to falls of approximately 7 feet.

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