Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 102750395 Citation: 01009 Issuance: 09/17/1991 ReportingID: 0111100
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:10/07/1991
Abatement Date:10/18/1991 X Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:02/10/1993
Initial Penalty:2500.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:825.00 Gravity:03 Haz Category:CRUSHING

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


Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 009 Hazard: CRUSHING

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 crushing hazard while working under a suspended load: Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method is to provide employees with an extended reach tool to open the bags without having to get under the suspended load. a. BILL BLADE KITCHEN MEZZANINE PLATFORM - Employees working underneath a suspended 1100-lb load of Ansilex from a monorail were exposed to a crushing hazard while unloading the Ansilex into the hopper.