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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 101391985 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 02/06/1991 ReportingID: 0419400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:03/05/1991 X Nr Exposed:10 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $900.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $700.00 Gravity:09 Haz Category:FALLING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 02/06/1991 $900.00 03/05/1991 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 02/20/1991 $700.00 03/05/1991 Serious  

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

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 exposed to: a) Employees entered Flat Storage Cottonseed Meal House at site for servicing and rescure at the bottom of an approximately 39 ft. high pile of cottonseed meal which was unstable and sliding and protective system(s) was not used to shield the cottonseed meal to prevent employees from being hit and covered by falling cottonseed meal. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard s to developed and implement protective shielding system(s) which will protect employees from the hazard of being covered with cottonseed meal which would result in suffocation.

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