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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1014810.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 04/23/2015 ReportingID: 0626700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:05/19/2015 2 Nr Exposed:5 Final Order:05/12/2015
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $5,250.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 04/23/2015 $7,000.00 05/19/2015 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 05/12/2015 $5,250.00 05/19/2015 Serious  

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

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer does not furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from the recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees that were exposed to fall hazards caused by the usage of the top portion of an extension ladder not designed to be used for accessing/reaching upper surfaces: a) This violation was observed on or about December 18, 2014, aboard the Western Monarch at Pier 41 in Galveston, Texas. The employee was exposed to a fall hazard when using the top portion of an extension ladder; this portion of the ladder was not designed to be used separately as it was not equipped with footings.

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