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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1133321.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 05/26/2016 ReportingID: 0419700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:07/14/2016 2 Nr Exposed:6 Final Order:06/09/2016
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $7,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 05/26/2016 $7,000.00 07/14/2016 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 06/09/2016 $7,000.00 07/14/2016 Serious  

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

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): 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, exposing employees to amputation hazards. a). On or about March 16, 2016 employees operating the NRM 4-1/2" Cold fed rubber extrusion machines are exposed to amputation hazards because the process the employee uses to attach the hose end of one reel to the beginning hose of the next reel for continuous feed into the machine, created a condition where an employee's thumb was entangled in the thin Kevlar cord used to tie off the two ends, resulting in amputations of the thumb.

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