Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 122375512 Citation: 02073 Issuance: 07/12/1996 ReportingID: 0112900
Viol Type:WillFul NrInstances:7 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: 073 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 #12 were exposed to the hazards of fire, smoke inhalation, electric shock and electrocution: a)Laundry area - The one-bulb light fixture, which was missing a light bulb and mounted above the washing machine, did not have a permanent and continuous path to ground. b)Kitchen - The one-bulb light fixture, which was mounted above the sink, did not have a permanent and continuous path to ground. c)Livingroom - The three-bulb light fixture, which was mounted on the ceiling, had a broken mounting bracket for one light bulb and assembly and was not provided with strain relief. d)Laundry Area - The electrical outlet, mounted above the washing machine, was not provided with an approved cover exposing live electrical parts to accidental contact. e)Kitchen - The electrical outlet, mounted above the counter-top, was not provided with an approved cover exposing live electrical parts to accidental contact. f)Kitchen - The five blade exhaust fan, which was mounted above the stove, was not guarded or protected. g)Hall - The battery powered smoke alarm and detector was not operational. Among other methods, one feasible means of abatement would be to provide electrical installations which are in compliance with the National Electrical Code.