Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph
|Nr: 122375512||Citation: 02058||Issuance: 07/12/1996||ReportingID: 0112900|
|Viol Type:||Willful||NrInstances:||3||Contest Date:||07/23/1996|
|Abatement Date:||08/17/1996 X||Nr Exposed:||5||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: 058 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 #7 were exposed to the hazards of fire, smoke inhalation, electric shock and electrocution: a)East Bedroom - The two-bulb light fixture, which was mounted on the ceiling did not have a permanent and continous path to ground. b)Kitchen - The electrical outlet did not have a permanent and continous path to ground. c)Kitchen - The Whirlpool refrigerator was not grounded, and the metal frame contained 41 volts. 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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