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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 109894733 Citation: 01001A Issuance: 09/10/1999 ReportingID: 0215000

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:2 Contest Date:09/30/1999
Abatement Date:01/15/2000 X Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:03/06/2000
Initial Penalty: $2,000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $1,500.00 Gravity:03 Haz Category:STRUCK BY

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 09/10/1999 $2,000.00 09/22/1999 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 03/06/2000 $1,500.00 01/15/2000 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001A 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 the hazard of being struck by a moving elevator car: a)On or about 3/11/99 an Elevator Mechanic working at 175 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, in elevator pit #1 was exposed to this hazard due to insufficient safety marking on the Hoistway Pit Stop Switch. The toggle type stop switch did not have the "Stop" position labelled with the word "Stop" to provide clear indication of which position of the toggle switch will make the elevator stop and which position will make the car run up and down within the elevator shaft. A feasible method to correct this hazard is to provide Hoistway Stop Switches conspicuously and permanently marked "Stop" and which shall indicate the stop and run positions as required by Industry Standard ANSI A17.3 "Safety Code for Existing Elevators"; Section 2.3.3 and section 3.10.4(e) (3).

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