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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1005291.015 Citation: 02001 Issuance: 04/21/2015 ReportingID: 0418100

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:2 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:05/15/2015 2 Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:05/06/2015
Initial Penalty: $2,800.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $1,680.00 Gravity:05 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 04/21/2015 $2,800.00 05/15/2015 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 05/06/2015 $1,680.00 05/15/2015 Serious  

Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 001 Hazard:

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): 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: On or about October 30, 2014, employees were exposed to struck-by hazards while performing work around damaged racks. An employee uses an order picker to access racks. Employees use the aisle to travel from the office to the warehouse and production areas. Finished product and boxes were stored on the racks. The following racks were damaged: a. Support leg at box storage area is bent and twisted. The leg brace is bent. b. Support leg at end of aisle near mezzanine is bent and twisted. The distortion starts at the first shelf attached to the leg. AMONG OTHER METHODS, ONE FEASIBLE AND ACCEPTABLE ABATEMENT METHOD TO CORRECT THESE HAZARDS IS: To follow American National Standard Institute (ANSI) MH16.1:2012, Specification for the Design, Testing, and Utilization of Industrial Storage Racks, Section 1.4.9, which states, "Upon any visible damage, the pertinent portions of the rack shall be immediately isolated by the user until the damaged portion is evaluated by a storage rack design professional. Before allowing the rack to be placed back into service the design professional must certify that the rack system and/or the repaired components have been restored to at least their original design capacity.

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