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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Inspection Nr: 1432818.015

Citation: 01001

Citation Type: Serious

Abatement Date: 03/30/2020 2

Initial Penalty: $10,390.00

Current Penalty: $10,390.00

Issuance Date: 02/24/2020

Nr Instances: 3

Nr Exposed: 3

Related Event Code (REC): A

Gravity: 10

Report ID: 0728900

Contest Date: 03/18/2020

Final Order: 09/18/2020


Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Latest Event Event Date Penalty Abatement Due Date Citation Type Failure to Abate Inspection
Penalty R: Review Commission 09/18/2020 $10,390.00 03/30/2020 Serious  
Penalty C: Contested 03/19/2020 $10,390.00 03/30/2020 Serious  
Penalty Z: Issued 02/24/2020 $10,390.00 03/30/2020 Serious  

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

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): The employer is failing to 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 the hazard of falls, while being elevated on a wooden pallet on the forks of an industrial truck without any means of fall protection. Interstate Commodities, Inc. - 549 East Country Rd T, Fremont, Nebraska 68025 - On or about September 22, 2019, employee(s) were elevated by and worked from a wooden pallet on the forks of a Gradall JLG material handler to access a side hole in grain bin #5, that was approximately 20 feet above ground level. The employee(s) on the elevated wooden pallet were not protected by any form of fall protection. Among other methods, feasible and acceptable methods to correct this hazard includes, but are not limited to the following: i) Implement the requirements as outlined in ASME Standard B56.6-2016 Section 5.15 for rough terrain forklift trucks. ii) Ensure as required in ASME Standard 56.6-2016 paragraph 5.15.3 that the combined weight of the load and personnel on the personnel work platform does not exceed the capacity shown on the information plate(s) or load capacity chart as specified in paragraph 5.15.2. iii) Implement the precautions (a) through (i) for using a rough terrain forklift truck to elevate personnel contained in ASME Standard 56.6-2016 paragraph 5.15.4. iv) Ensure that the occupants of the personnel work platform have been trained in the use of the equipment as required by precautions (a) through (g) as contained in ASME Standard 56.6-2016 paragraph 5.15.6.

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