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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Inspection Nr: 1506499.015

Citation: 01001

Citation Type: Serious

Abatement Date: 08/10/2021 2

Initial Penalty: $9,753.00

Current Penalty: $7,500.00

Issuance Date: 05/04/2021

Nr Instances: 1

Nr Exposed: 1

Related Event Code (REC): A

Gravity: 5

Report ID: 0524200

Contest Date:

Final Order: 05/26/2021


Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Latest Event Event Date Penalty Abatement Due Date Citation Type Failure to Abate Inspection
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 05/26/2021 $7,500.00 08/10/2021 Serious  
Penalty Z: Issued 05/04/2021 $9,753.00 05/28/2021 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 in that employees were exposed to crushing or struck by hazards when working underneath partially lifted vehicle(s): a) Mechanics Shop, Bay 29 - ¿(a) On or about December 13, 2020, the employer did not ensure employee(s) secured and properly positioned and lifted vehicles while using a two-post automotive lift. An employee sustained fatal crushing injuries during the use of a Mohawk Resources LTD, Model LMF-12, Two Post Vehicle Lift (¿Mohawk Lift¿) and improperly lifted the cradle end of a JBT Lektro, Inc., Model 2020 AP8850SDA-AL-100/50, Serial Number A85799-320A, Aircraft Towing Vehicle (¿Lektro¿) with two of the Mohawk Lift¿s swing arms which were not equipped with pads. Among other methods, feasible and acceptable method(s) to correct this hazard include, ¿ Within 30 days of signing the ISA, Envoy will develop a Job Hazard Analysis regarding working underneath vehicle lifts. Envoy will provide a copy of the JHA to OSHA. ¿ Within 75 days of signing the ISA, Envoy will develop a work rule prohibiting employees from (1) using two post vehicle lifts to lift Lektros; (2) lifting one end or side of any vehicle; and (3) removing the adapter pads from the swing arms before lifting a vehicle. The work rule will also require employees to place the vehicle¿s center of gravity between the two posts and the swing arms below the manufacturer¿s recommended lifting points. Envoy will provide a copy of the JHA to OSHA. ¿ Within 75 days of signing the ISA, Envoy will train all Ground Service Technicians at Chicago O¿Hare Airport on the JHA and work rule and provide evidence of the same. Envoy will provide evidence of the training to OSHA.¿

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