Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 122375512 Citation: 01008 Issuance: 07/12/1996 ReportingID: 0112900
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:42 Contest Date:07/23/1996
Abatement Date:08/17/1996 X Nr Exposed:42 Final Order:08/18/1997
Initial Penalty:2000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:1040.00 Gravity:02 Haz Category:BURNS

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 07/12/1996 2000.00 08/17/1996 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 08/18/1997 1040.00 08/17/1996 Serious  


Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 008 Hazard: BURNS

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 employees were exposed to burns and smoke inhalation from fire due to the inadequacy of emergency exits as described in the following instances: a)Barn 86 - There was no exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground. b)Barn 85 - There was no exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground. c)Barn 84 - There was no exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground. d)Barn 83 - There was no exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground. e)Barn 82 - There was no exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground. f)Barn 81 - There was no exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground. g)Complex 20, Barn 20 - There was no exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground which was 8 feet. h)Complex 20, Barn 22 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground which was 8 feet. i)Complex 20, Barn 24 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground which was 8 feet. j)Complex 20, Barn 25 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground which was 8 feet. k)Complex 20, Barn 27 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground which was 8 feet. l)Complex 20, Barn 28 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground which was 8 feet. m)Complex 20, Barn 29 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground which was 8 feet. The door handle was broken and the door could not be opened. n)Complex 20, Barn 28 - The door handle was broken on the exit door at the conveyor end of the barn and the door could not be opened. o)Complex 30, Barn 30 - The door handle was missing from the door at the far end of the barn and the door could not be opened. There was no safe way to get from the chicken rack level to the ground which was 8 feet. p)Complex 30, Barn 31 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground which was 8 feet.q)Complex 30, Barns 32, 33, 34 and 35 - There were no safe exits from the far end of the barns at the chicken rack level to the ground which was 8 feet. r)Complex 30, Barn 36 - The door handle was broken on the door at the far end of the barn and there was no safe exit at the chicken rack level to the ground which was 8 feet. s)Brooder Barn No. 6 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground which was 8 feet. t)Brooder Barn No. 5 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground which was 8 feet. u)Complex 40, Barn 44 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground which was 8 feet. Both doors could not be opened from the inside and there were no handles on the doors. v)Complex 40, Barn 45 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground which was 8 feet. w)Complex 40, Barn 46 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground which was 8 feet. There was no door handle on the door and the door could not be opened from the inside. x)Complex 40, Barn 47 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level to the ground which was 8 feet. The door was locked from the outside and could not be opened. y)Complex 50, Plant 5 - There was one exit for the plant and it was not marked with a exit sign. z)Complex 50, Barn 48 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level which was 8 feet to the ground. a2)Complex 50, Barn 49 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level which was 8 feet to the ground. b2)Complex 50, Barn 50 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level which was 8 feet to the ground. c2)Complex 50, Barn 51 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level which was 8 feet to the ground. d2)Complex 50, Barn 52 - There was no safe exit at the far end of the barn at the chicken rack level which was 8 feet to the ground. e2)Complex 50, Barn 53 - The exit on the far end of the barn was locked from the outside. f2)Complex 50, Barn 55 - The exit on the far end of the barn was locked from the outside. g2)Complex 50, Barn 57 - The exit on the far end of the barn was locked from the outside. h2)Complex 50, Barn 59 - The exit on the far end of the barn was locked from the outside.i2)Snells Hill Road, Brooder Barn 4 There were no safe exits from the far end of the barn on any of the three stories. j2)Snells Hill Road, Brooder Barn 3 - There were no safe exits from the far end of the barn on any of the three stories. k2)Poland Brooder Barn 2 - The exits on the north end of the barn were not marked with an exit sign. l2)Poland Brooder Barn 3 - The exits on the north end of the barn were not marked with an exit sign. m2)Poland Brooder Barn 1 - The exits on the west end of the barn were not marked with an exit sign. n2)Poland Brooder 2 - There was no safe exit at the south end of the barn at the chicken rack level which was 9 feet to the ground. o2)Poland Brooder 3 - There was no safe exit at the south end of the barn at the chicken rack level which was 9 feet to the ground. p2)Poland Brooder 1 - There was no safe exit at the east end of the barn at the chicken rack level which was 9 feet to the ground. Among other methods, one feasible and useful method of abatement would be to provide exits and exit signs at each end of each barn.