Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph
|Nr: 122375512||Citation: 02046||Issuance: 07/12/1996||ReportingID: 0112900|
|Viol Type:||Willful||NrInstances:||6||Contest Date:||07/23/1996|
|Abatement Date:||08/17/1996 X||Nr Exposed:||8||Final Order:||08/18/1997|
|Current Penalty:||$20,800.00||Gravity:||03||Haz Category:||ELECTRIC|
|Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History|
|Penalty||F: Formal Settlement||08/18/1997||$20,800.00||08/17/1996||Willful|
Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 046 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 #13 were exposed to the hazards of fire, smoke inhalation, electric shock and electrocution: a)Kitchen - Due to physical damage the mounting bracket of the ceiling light fixture was not secured and the fixture was not provided with strain relief. b)West Bedroom - The ceiling mounted light fixture, which was 20 inches above the bed was missing a light bulb and was not covered or protected with an approved globe or enclosure. c)Bathroom - The electrical wires, supplying power to the ceiling fan, were not contained within an approved electrical box or enclosure. d)Bathroom - The neutral conductor, on the wall mounted electrical outlet and light switch, contained 65 volts. The receptacle was not provided with an approved cover. e)Kitchen - The G.E. refrigerator was not grounded, and the metal frame of the refrigerator contained 40 volts. f)Hall - The battery powered 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.
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