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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

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Violation Items

Nr: 1111245.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 03/10/2016 ReportingID: 0729300

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:04/05/2016
Abatement Date:03/16/2016 Nr Exposed:9 Final Order:03/06/2017
Initial Penalty: $2,800.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $0.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 03/10/2016 $2,800.00 03/16/2016 Serious  
Penalty :   04/08/2016 $2,800.00 03/16/2016 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 03/06/2017 $2,800.00 03/16/2016 Serious  

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

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 employee(s) in that employee(s) were exposed to elevated falls and/or caught in-between hazards: a) At 4215 Tholozan Ave in St. Louis, MO 63116 - On or about 12/09/2015, employees were exposed to elevated fall hazards and/or the hazard of being caught in-between concrete floor and lifting equipment while riding an "Autoquip" Series 35 Scissor Lift, at heights of approximately 5 to 6 feet above concrete surface, to dump trash barrels into a larger dumpster. Among other methods, feasible and acceptable means of hazard abatement include: The employer could follow the manufacturer's warning within the operator's manual, which states "NEVER stand, sit or ride on the lift!". IN THE ALTERNATIVE: 29 CFR 1910.23(c)(1): Every open-sided floor or platform 4 feet or more above adjacent floor or ground level was not guarded by a standard railing (or the equivalent as specified in paragraph (e)(3) of this section) on all open sides except where there is entrance to a ramp, stairway, or fixed ladder: a) At 4215 Tholozan Ave in St. Louis, MO 63116 - On or about 12/09/2015, employees were exposed to elevated fall hazards and/or the hazard of being caught in-between concrete floor and lifting equipment while riding an "Autoquip" Series 35 Scissor Lift, at heights of approximately 5 to 6 feet above concrete surface, to dump trash barrels into a larger dumpster.

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