Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph
|Nr: 122375512||Citation: 02071||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: 071 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 #14 were exposed to the hazards of fire, smoke inhalation, electric shock and electrocution: a)Bathroom - The two-bulb light fixture, which was mounted on the ceiling did not have a permanent and continous path to ground and the wire conductors were not provided with strain relief. b)Middle Bedroom - The two-bulb light fixture, which was mounted on the ceiling was not provided with strain relief. c)Livingroom - The cover on the electrical outlet, located on the south wall, was damaged and missing a portion which exposed the live electrical parts to accidental contact. d)Kitchen - The cover on the electrical outlet, located on the north wall, was damaged and missing a portion which exposed live electrical parts to accidental contact. 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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