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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1207091.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 05/16/2017 ReportingID: 0112000

Viol Type:Willful NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:05/22/2017 2 Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:06/01/2017
Initial Penalty: $47,801.00 REC:R Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $28,680.60 Gravity:05 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 05/16/2017 $47,801.00 05/22/2017 Willful  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 06/01/2017 $28,680.60 05/22/2017 Willful  

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 in that, employees were exposed to a fall hazard from an elevated platform of a powered industrial truck where the employees did not use fall protection: A. On or about February 1, 2017, Divina Room: Two employees were elevated by a powered industrial truck to a level 7 feet 8 inches above the ground while standing on a wooden pallet that was used as a platform without any fall protection. A pallet is not allowed to be attached to a powered industrial truck for employees to use as a working platform. Feasible methods of abatement include: 1. Whenever a truck is used to elevate personnel, the following precautions for the protection of personnel shall be taken as per ANSI/ITSDF B56.1-2012 Safety Standard for Low Lift and High Lift Trucks, Sections 4.17.2 and 4.17.3: - Section 4.17.2(c) - Make sure required fall restraint means, such as guardrails and/or personal fall protection systems, are in place and properly used. (See paragraph 7.37.1(d)(1)). - Section 4.17.3(a) - Provide platform that complies with the design requirements in paragraph 7.37.3. - Section 4.17.3 (b) - The platform attachment means are applied and the platform is securely attached to the lifting carriage or forks. 2. Utilize a manufacturer approved aerial lift or scissor lift. 3. Train employees about the fall hazards associated with improper elevating methods.

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