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Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 109335612 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 04/17/2006 ReportingID: 0935000

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:04/20/2006 I Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $5,000.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $5,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:LIFTING


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

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)Star Kist Dock, in front of Scale #13 and Freezer 1: Each employee working on the Star Kist dock is not protected from the falling and crushing hazards associated with the improper lifting of personnel with forklift equipment. On December 15, 2005, a worker died when the scow he was directed to enter fell off of the elevated forks of a rotatable forklift and crushed the employee. ABATEMENT NOTE: AMONG OTHER METHODS, ONE FEASIBLE AND ACCEPTABLE ABATEMENT METHOD TO CORRECT THIS HAZARD IS TO: 1.TRAIN EMPLOYEES ON THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ELEVATING PERSONNEL CONTAINED IN ITSDF B56.1-2005, AND 2.ENSURE THAT ONLY APPROPRIATE WORK PLATFORMS AND EQUIPMENT MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF ITSDF B56.1-2005 ARE USED TO ELEVATE PERSONNEL.

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