Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 122375512 Citation: 02076 Issuance: 07/12/1996 ReportingID: 0112900
Viol Type:WillFul NrInstances:7 Contest Date:07/23/1996
Abatement Date:08/17/1996 X Nr Exposed:3 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: 076 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 Bunk House #70 were exposed to the hazards of fire, smoke inhalation, electric shock and electrocution: a)Kitchen - The electrical outlet, which was mounted on the north wall, was not provided with a cover or face-plate, exposing live electrical parts to accidental contact. b)Bedroom - The electrical outlet, which was mounted on the south wall, was not provided with a cover or face-plate, exposing live electrical parts to accidental contact. c)Shower Room - The light switch, was not provided with a cover or face-plate, exposing live electrical parts to accidental contact. d)Toilet Room - The light switch, was not provided with a cover or face-plate, exposing live electrical parts to accidental contact. e)Boiler Room - The two well pump starters and two well pressure switches were not provided with covers, exposing live electrical parts to accidental contact. f)Kitchen - The White Westinghouse refrigerator was not grounded, and the door handle of the refrigerator contained 16 volts. Among other methods, one feasible means of abatement would be to provide electrical installations which are in compliance with the National Electrical Code.