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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Inspection Nr: 313202079

Citation: 01001

Citation Type: Serious

Abatement Date: 11/13/2009 X

Initial Penalty: $1,125.00

Current Penalty: $1,125.00

Issuance Date: 11/03/2009

Nr Instances: 5

Nr Exposed: 5

Related Event Code (REC):

Gravity: 03

Report ID: 0112600

Contest Date:

Final Order:


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

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: 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 being struck by or crushed by load(s) being handled by hoist(s): (a) ESTABLISHMENT -- FREQUENT INSPECTIONS WERE NOT CONDUCTED ON THE FOLLOWING HOISTS: 1. BUILDING #2, SHIPPING/RECEIVING -- A 2-TON YALE, MODEL #KEL2-10R17-1/2 S2, SERIAL #K198034D HOIST; 2. MAIN BUILDING, 2ND TO 3RD FLOOR -- A 1-TON GIANT LIFT, MODEL 939, SERIAL #603-964-5127, HOIST; 3. MAIN BUILDING, CHIP SPINNER -- A 1/2-TON YALE, MODEL 3019YT,SERIAL # J 3619YT, HOIST; 4. MAIN BUILDING, SHIPPING/RECEIVING -- A 4-TON BUDGIT, MODEL 5215M, SERIAL #XL-5984-SQ, HOIST; 5. MAIN BUILDING, 1ST TO 2ND FLOOR -- A 1-TON GIANT LIFT, MODEL 939, SERIAL #6205-2R5, HOIST. Among other methods, a feasible and acceptable means to correct the hazard is to follow the manufacturer's/owner manual recommendations for frequent inspection(s) of each type of hoist used, and/or to establish and follow a program of frequent inspection(s) of the hoists in accordance with ASME B30.16-2003, American Society of Mechanical Engineers for Overhead Hoists (underhung), Section B30.16-2.1.5. ABATEMENT DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED. 29 CFR 1903.19(c)(1) requires certification that the abatement of the above violation is completed and 29 CFR 1903.19(d) requires documentation demonstrating that abatement has been completed.

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