Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 121982938 Citation: 01002 Issuance: 09/17/1998 ReportingID: 0522000
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:12/31/1998 X Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:
Initial Penalty:1500.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:500.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:FALLING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 09/17/1998 1500.00 11/05/1998 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 10/01/1998 500.00 12/31/1998 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 002 Hazard: FALLING

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: (a) Employees riding the hand-powered elevator (manlift) to the top of the wooden grain bins in the mill house were exposed to falls up to 42' due to falling from the car platform, falling through the elevator opening, or failure of the manlift system. The manlift lacked guardrails on the car platform, around the hoistway opening, had a damaged hand rope, and was not being inspected to assure that it was maintained in a safe condition. Among other methods, feasible and acceptable means for abating this condition include instituting repairs and design specifications to ensure the hand elevator is in compliance with OSHA regulations on fall protection and with the Elevator Inspection Section's Safety Code For Elevators, ANSI/ASME A-17.1, for the safe operation and use of hand elevators, including adequate guarding of elevator hoistways and applicable requirements for thorough, periodic inspections; implementing procedures to regularly inspect the elevator to ensure the safe operation and performance of critical components at regular intervals between comprehensive inspections, and to train employees in the recognition of hazards associated with the use of hand- powered manlifts.d