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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

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

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:09/30/1999
Abatement Date:03/06/2000 X Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:03/06/2000
Initial Penalty: REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: 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 09/22/1999 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 03/06/2000 03/06/2000 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001B Hazard: STRUCK BY

Section 5(a)(1) on 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 hazards of being struck by moving elevator equipment due to inadequate light in the elevator hoistway and pit: a)Worksite; 175 Remsen Street, Brooklyn: An employee working on the underside of car #1 was exposed to electric hazards and hazard of moving equipment due to a nonworking "Worklight" mounted on the underside of Elevator Car #1 and a non working Elevator Pit Light located in elevator pit #1. On or about 3/11/99 an Elevator Mechanic working in the hoistway under Elevator Car #1 at 175 Remsen Street, Brooklyn was exposed to this hazard due to a nonworking"Worklight" mounted on the underside of Elevator Car #1 and also to a non working Elevator Pit Light located on the wall of the pit. One feasible and acceptable method of correcting this hazard is to ensure that these worklights are maintained in a working condition during the monthly service visits for this elevator equipment. Adequate worklight in elevator hoistways is a safety requirement recognized and listed in the Elevator Employees' Safety Manual, Chapter 5, P. 74.

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