Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
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
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: 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.