Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph
|Nr: 122375512||Citation: 02050||Issuance: 07/12/1996||ReportingID: 0112900|
|Viol Type:||Willful||NrInstances:||4||Contest Date:||07/23/1996|
|Abatement Date:||08/17/1996 X||Nr Exposed:||4||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: 050 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 #5 were exposed to the hazards of fire, smoke inhalation, electric shock and electrocution: a)Bathroom - The two-bulb light fixture was not provided with strain relief. b)East Bedroom - The two-bulb light fixture was not provided with strain relief. c)Kitchen - The two-bulb light fixture, which was missing a light bulb and mounted on the ceiling, was not covered or protected with an approved globe or enclosure. During rainy weather, water accumulates in the light fixture. d)Trailer #5, East Bedroom - The #4 fuse holder, on the electric fuse panel, was broken out and a screw was utilized to complete the circuit. No over-current protection was provided. 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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