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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1034570.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 08/07/2015 ReportingID: 0524700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:08/26/2015
Abatement Date:08/18/2015 4 Nr Exposed:4 Final Order:01/04/2016
Initial Penalty: $5,500.00 REC:C Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $1,500.00 Gravity:05 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 08/07/2015 $5,500.00 08/18/2015 Serious  
Penalty :   08/26/2015 $5,500.00 08/18/2015 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 01/04/2016 $1,500.00 08/18/2015 Serious  

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

OSH ACT of 1970 Section 5(a)(1): 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 being struck by molten metal. a. Republic Steel; On or about February 24, 2015, the employer permitted two employees to occupy the slide gate platform below the Demag turret while it would rotate a ladle containing approximately 150 tons of molten steel. Once the ladle was rotated, the two employees were required to hook up hydraulic hoses to the turret arm and proceed to install or remove the slide gate cylinder. Among other methods, one feasible mean and acceptable method to abate this hazard is to rewrite and implement the employers safe job procedures so that employees are not to access the slide gate platform until the ladle is rotated into position. A second feasible mean and acceptable method to abate this hazard would be to relocate the slide gate platform to a location where the ladle is not rotated over the employees standing on the work platform.

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