Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 122375512 Citation: 02048 Issuance: 07/12/1996 ReportingID: 0112900
Viol Type:WillFul NrInstances:10 Contest Date:07/23/1996
Abatement Date:08/17/1996 X Nr Exposed:6 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: 048 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 #15 were exposed to the hazards of fire, smoke inhalation, electric shock and electrocution: a)South Entrance - The one-bulb outside light fixture was not secured to the mounting bracket exposing live conductors to accidental contact. b)Kitchen - The three-bulb light fixture was not secured to the mounting bracket and was not provided with strain relief. c)Hall - The one-bulb light fixture did not contain a permanent and continuous path to ground. d)Kitchen - The two-bulb light fixture contained exposed live electrical conductors and was not provided with a permanent and continuous path to ground. e)Bathroom - The two-bulb light fixture contained exposed live electrical conductors and was not provided with a permanent and continuous path to ground. f)Middle Bedroom - The two-bulb light fixture was not provided with a permanent and continuous path to ground. g)East Bedroom - The two-bulb light fixture was not secured to the mounting bracket and was not provided with strain relief. h)West Bedroom - The electrical outlet was not provided with a cover exposing live electrical parts to accidental contact. i)West Bedroom - The #5 fused electrical circuit was not provided with over- current protection. A screw was utilized, in place of a fuse, to complete the circuit. j)West Bedroom - The #8 fused electrical circuit was not provided with over- current protection. Tin foil was utilized, in place of a fuse, to complete the circuit. Among other methods, one feasible means of abatement would be to provide electrical installations which are in compliance with the National Electrical Code.