Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 122375512 Citation: 02038 Issuance: 07/12/1996 ReportingID: 0112900
Viol Type:WillFul NrInstances:7 Contest Date:07/23/1996
Abatement Date:08/17/1996 X Nr Exposed:12 Final Order:08/18/1997
Initial Penalty:40000.00 REC: Emphasis:X
Current Penalty:20800.00 Gravity:03 Haz Category:ELECTRIC

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 07/12/1996 40000.00 08/17/1996 WillFul  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 08/18/1997 20800.00 08/17/1996 WillFul  


Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 038 Hazard: ELECTRIC

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 housed in trailer #17 were exposed to the hazards of fire, smoke inhalation, electric shock and electrocution: a)Dining Area - One light bulb and assembly of the ceiling light fixture was missing, exposing live electrical parts to accidental contact. b)Bathroom - One light bulb and assembly of the ceiling light fixture was missing, exposing live electrical parts to accidental contact. c)Kitchen - The one-bulb light fixture was not secured in place, and conductors were not provided with strain relief. d)East Bedroom - The two-bulb light fixture had a broken mounting bracket and the conductors were not provided with strain relief. e)East Bedroom - The two-bulb light fixture, which was missing a light bulb and mounted 20 inches over the west bunk bed contained exposed live parts. The fixture's mounting bracket was bent. f)West Bedroom - The circuit breaker panel, supplying power to the trailer, was missing a blank or knockout exposing live electrical parts to accidental contact. g)Hall - The battery operated smoke detector and alarm was not operational. Among other methods, one feasible means of abatement would be to provide electrical installations which are in compliance with the National Electrical Code.