Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 122375512 Citation: 02062 Issuance: 07/12/1996 ReportingID: 0112900
Viol Type:WillFul NrInstances:3 Contest Date:07/23/1996
Abatement Date:08/17/1996 X Nr Exposed:2 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 F: Formal Settlement 08/18/1997 20800.00 08/17/1996 WillFul  
Penalty Z: Issued 07/12/1996 40000.00 08/17/1996 WillFul  


Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 062 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 #4 were exposed to the hazards of fire, smoke inhalation, electric shock and electrocution: a)Kitchen - The two-bulb light fixture contained one light bulb and assembly that was not secured in place and was not provided with strain relief. b)East Bedroom - The #6 fused electrical circuit, which contained 14 gauge wire, was rated or approved for 15 amperes over-current protection. The circuit contained a 20 amp fuse. c)East Bedroom - The #8 fused electrical circuit, which contained 14 gauge wire, was rated or approved for 15 amperes over-current protection. The circuit contained a 20 amp fuse. Among other methods, one feasible means of abatement would be to provide electrical installations which are in compliance with the National Electrical Code.