Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 102750395 Citation: 01005 Issuance: 09/17/1991 ReportingID: 0111100
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:10 Contest Date:10/07/1991
Abatement Date:11/18/1991 X Nr Exposed:20 Final Order:02/10/1993
Initial Penalty:2500.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:825.00 Gravity:03 Haz Category:STRUCK BY

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 09/17/1991 2500.00 11/18/1991 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/10/1993 825.00 11/18/1991 Serious  


Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 005 Hazard: STRUCK BY

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 falling through and/or being struck by falling or collaps- ing building structures and/or equipment due to the lack of a program of regular inspections and evaluations of buildings, and equipment for deterioration and damage caused by the activities in and on them, followed by subsequent repair and/or restriction of personnel from hazardous areas. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to develop and implement a program of regular inspection, evaluation, and repair of all building structures and equipment: In the following instances, building structures, support systems, and equipment were corroded and deteriorated: a. #3 SAVEALL - Mist from Saveall causing corrosion to vertical and diagonal steel support beams. b. #7 & 8 STOCK PREP AREA, WET END STEEL VERTICAL BEAM NEXT TO 2ND STAGE PUMP - Holes approximately 14" from the cement base were found in the steel. c. HYDROPULPER #1 MAIN FLOOR - Floor surrounding guillotine has crumbled around the base leaving 4"-5" gaps. d. SAFETY SHOP - Ceiling is cracked and pieces falling to the basement floor due to forklifts dropping rolls on the main floor. e. #3PM, BSM'T, WET END-Structural supports for #3 PM mixing silo were badly corroded on the East and West sides. f. BOND SHIPPING BELT - The cement floor and support structure for the belt was cracked and broken. g. #3 MACHINE BASEMENT, WET END - Structural steel underneath the press sections and the first dryer were severly corroded and deteriorated. h. #2 MACHINE BASEMENT, WET END - Structural steel underneath the couch pit and 2nd press was severely corroded and de- teriorated. i. #2PM OPERATING FLOOR - Saveall north side platform had 7 broken grating ribs. j. #8 SAVEALL SOUTH PLATFORM APPROXIMATELY 11' FROM FLOOR-Grating ribs were rotted away.