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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 107020000 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 02/06/1992 ReportingID: 1032500

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:02/18/1992 X Nr Exposed:36 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $1,250.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $625.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 02/06/1992 $1,250.00 02/18/1992 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 02/28/1992 $625.00 02/18/1992 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 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 the hazard of being crushed by a falling tree: (a) The logging site located at Gill Springs north of Ola, Idaho - On or about December 6, 1991 and at times prior thereto, an employee was falling a large fir tree which had a previously felled large fir tree lodged in its branches. The employee was exposed to the danger of being struck by the lodged tree when it fell. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is: (1) All new employees hired as fallers should be ob- served and trained to insure that they know safe falling procedures. (2) New and existing employees should be informed of disciplinary actions for violation of employer safety rules. (3) All employees should received training in company safety procedures and should received a copy of the company safety rules. (4) Establish a company safety rule that states, never attempt to fall a tree in which another tree is lodged. All lodged trees will be marked with red tape and the faller will get the skidder to pull or push it down.

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