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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

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Violation Items

Nr: 101307577 Citation: 02001 Issuance: 11/22/1988 ReportingID: 0729300

Viol Type:Willful NrInstances:1 Contest Date:12/19/1988
Abatement Date:12/28/1988 Nr Exposed:5 Final Order:11/23/1989
Initial Penalty: $8,100.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $8,100.00 Gravity:09 Haz Category:CHEMICAL

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/22/1988 $8,100.00 12/28/1988 Willful  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 11/23/1989 $8,100.00 12/28/1988 Willful  

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

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 to employees in that employees were working on the 1905 ft. high guyed tower at Colony, Missouri replacing defective structural components (i.e. diagonal rods) and therby were exposed to hazards of falling with and being struck by a collapsing tower, that had a history of rods breaking. The potential hazards were created by an inadequate quality assurance program being maintained to insure that the diagonal rods accepted for the original tower construction met the specifications for inspection, fabrication and materials as listed in Structural Systems Technology, Inc. Drawing No. 86-124-001 and/or Those recommended by the American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. (AISC) and the American Welding Society (AWS). Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to establish and maintain a quality assurance program, such as addressed by the AISC and the AWS to assure that structural components are free of material or workmanship defects. Essential elements of the program would include, buat are not limited to: 1) Verification of structural component fabricators work procedures for compliance with specifications. 2) A program to assure that the required tests and inspection are being performed by fabricators and that defective materials are rejected. 3) Complete specifications or identification for steel to assure that the purchased materials have all the required physical and chemical properties. 4) Assurance that all welders involved in structural component welding are qualified for the procedures used. 5) Verification of inspections and tests performed by steel suppliers and fabricators to assure that the proper steps and procedures were followed in performing the specified tests and inspections.

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