Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 122375512 Citation: 02083B Issuance: 07/12/1996 ReportingID: 0112900
Viol Type:WillFul NrInstances:69 Contest Date:07/23/1996
Abatement Date:08/17/1996 X Nr Exposed:100 Final Order:08/18/1997
Initial Penalty: REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: Gravity:10 Haz Category:ELECTRIC

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 07/12/1996 08/17/1996 WillFul  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 08/18/1997 08/17/1996 WillFul  


Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 083B 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 were exposed to electrocution from ungrounded electrical apparatus: a)Egg Processing Plant No. 1 - The small battery charger had the ground pin broken off. b)Egg Processing Plant No. 3 - The battery charger near the dry storage for egg boxes had the ground pin broken off. c)Egg Processing Plant No. 3 - The battery charger near the drivers office had the ground pin broken off. d)Complex 10, Barn 2 - The ground wire on the pit scraper motor No.2 was disconnected and the motor was not grounded. e)Complex 10, Barn 3 - The ground wire for the manure auger fan was broken and the motor was ungrounded. f)Complex 10, Barn 12 - The ground wire was broken off both the pit scraper motors and the motors were not grounded. g)Complex 40, Barn 43 - The two 600,000 BTU Salamender heaters that were being used to heat the barn were not grounded. h)Rendering Plant - The battery charger used to charge the batteries in the pallet jack was not grounded due to the ground pin being broken off the plug. i)Rendering Plant - The four way duplex receptacle in the electrical control room is not permanently and continuously grounded. j)Rendering Plant - The 240 volt receptacle that the power washer was plugged into was not grounded. k)Complex 80, Barn Maintenance Shop - The hand operated portable drill was not grounded and contained 4 volts on the metal frame. l)Plant 8, Southeast Corner - The employee time clock was not grounded and contained 37 volts on the metal frame. m)Plant 8, Southeast Corner - The wall mounted receptacle was defective due to the broken ground prong lodged in the lower outlet. n)Plant 8, Egg Sanitizer - The blue outdoor extension cord supplying power to the egg sanitizer contained a broken ground prong. o)Plant 8, USDA Grading Station - The four outlet receptacle above the grading table was not equipped with a grounding conductor. p)Trailer #22, Kitchen - The exhaust fan, which was mounted above the stove, was not grounded. The metal frame of the fan contained 40 volts. q)Trailer #34, Bathroom - The one-bulb light fixture, which was mounted on the ceiling, was not covered or protected with an approved globe or enclosure. The metal frame of the fixture was not grounded.r)Trailer #34, South Bedroom The electrical outlet, on the west wall, contained an open ground. s)Trailer #34, Bathroom - The electrical outlet, adjacent to the entrance, contained an open ground. t)Trailer #8, East Bedroom - The two-bulb light fixture, which was mounted on the ceiling and missing a light bulb, was not covered or protected with an approved globe or enclosure. The metal frame of the fixture was not grounded. u)Trailer #8, Livingroom - The one-bulb light fixture, which was mounted on the ceiling and missing a light bulb, was not covered or protected with an approved globe or enclosure. The metal frame of the fixture was not grounded. v)Trailer #8, Middle Bedroom - The two-bulb light fixture, which was mounted on the ceiling and missing a light bulb, was not covered or protected with an approved globe or enclosure. The metal frame of the fixture was not grounded. w)Trailer #8, Kitchen - The Whirlpool refrigerator was not grounded and the metal frame of the refrigerator contained 35 volts. x)Trailer #8, East Bedroom - The Soft-Heat Dryer, which was not wired properly, contained 35 volts on the metal frame of the control panel. y)Trailer #22, Kitchen - The exhaust fan, mounted above the stove, was not grounded. The metal frame of the fan contained 40 volts. z)Trailer #25, East Bedroom - The two-bulb light fixture, mounted on the ceiling, was not covered or protected with an approved globe or enclosure. The fixture was not grounded. a2)Trailer #25, East Bathroom - The one-bulb light fixture, mounted on the ceiling, was not covered or protected with an approved globe or enclosure. The metal frame of the fixture was not grounded. b2)Trailer #25, West Bathroom - The one-bulb light fixture, mounted above the counter-top and located on the west side, was not covered or protected with an approved globe or enclosure. The metal frame of the fixture was not grounded. c2)Trailer #25, West Bathroom - The one-bulb light fixture, mounted above the counter-top and located on the east side, was not covered or protected with an approved globe or enclosure. The metal frame of the fixture was not grounded. d2)Trailer #25, West Bedroom - The one-bulb light fixture, mounted above the bed and located on the south side, was not covered or protected with an approved globe or enclosure. The metal frame of the fixture was not grounded. e2)Trailer #25, West Bedroom - The one-bulb light fixture, mounted above the bed and located on the north side, was not covered or protected with an approved globe orenclosure. The metal frame of the fixture was not grounded. f2)Trailer #26A, Dining Area - The two-bulb light fixture, mounted on the ceiling, was not covered or protected with an approved globe or enclosure. The fixture was not grounded. g2)Trailer #26A, West Bedroom - The two-bulb light fixture, mounted on the ceiling, was not covered or protected with an approved globe or enclosure. The metal frame of the fixture was not grounded. h2)Trailer #26A, Livingroom - The metal frame on the fluorescent light, mounted on the ceiling, was not grounded. i2)Trailer #26A, West Hall - The metal frame of the onebulb light fixture, mounted on the ceiling, was not grounded. The metal frame contained 5 volts. j2)Trailer #26A, Bathroom - The metal frame of the onebulb light fixture, mounted on the ceiling, was not grounded. The metal frame contained 30 volts. k2)Trailer #26A, West Bedroom - The face-plate cover screw on the electrical light switch was not grounded and contained 3 volts. l2)Trailer #26A, East Bedroom - The electrical outlet, on the east wall, contained an open ground. m2)Trailer #28, South Bedroom - The two-bulb light fixture, mounted on the ceiling and missing a light bulb, was not covered or protected with an approved globe or enclosure. The metal frame of the fixture was not grounded. n2)Trailer #28, Bathroom - The two-bulb light fixture was not grounded, and the metal frame of the fixture contained 28 volts. o2)Trailer #31, Full Bathroom - The metal frame on the one-bulb light fixture, mounted on the wall, was not grounded. p2)Trailer #31, East Entrance - The face-plate cover screws on the electrical light switch were not grounded and contained 3 volts. q2)Trailer #31, North Bedroom - The face-plate cover screws on the electrical light switch were not grounded and contained 3 volts. r2)Trailer #35, Livingroom - The electrical outlet, mounted on the south wall, had an open ground, and the neutral plug contained 60 volts. s2)Trailer #35, Livingroom - The electrical outlet, mounted on the southwest wall, had an open ground, and the neutral plug contained 60 volts. t2)Trailer #35, Livingroom - The electrical outlet, mounted on the west wall, had an open ground, and the neutral plug contained 60 volts. u2)Trailer #35, Kitchen - The mounting screws on the light switch face-plate were not grounded and contained 2 volts.v2)Trailer #35, Kitchen - The True Cold refrigerator was not grounded. The outside metal frame of the refrigerator contained 47 volts. w2)White House, North Entrance - The one-bulb light fixture, mounted on the outside wall, was not covered or protected with an approved globe or enclosure. The metal box, that contained the fixture, was not grounded. x2)White House, East Bedroom - The one-bulb light fixture, mounted on the ceiling, was not covered or protected with an approved globe or enclosure. The metal frame of the fixture was not grounded. y2)White House, West Bedroom - The two-bulb light fixture, mounted on the ceiling, was not covered or protected with an approved globe or enclosure. The metal frame of the fixture was not grounded. z2)White House, Bathroom - The medicine cabinet was not grounded, and the metal frame of the cabinet contained 40 volts. a3)White House, Porch - The light switch and junction box, which were mounted on the east wall, were not provided with grounding conductors. b3)White House, Kitchen - The electrical box, which contained a one-bulb light fixture, was not grounded. c3)White House, Bathroom - The electrical box, which contained a one-bulb light fixture, was not grounded. The metal frame of the fixture contained 18 volts. d3)White House, Kitchen - The electrical outlet, mounted on the north wall, was not provided with a grounding conductor. e3)White House, West Bedroom - The electrical outlet, mounted on the east wall, was not provided with a grounding conductor. f3)White House, West Bedroom - The electrical outlet, mounted on the south wall, was not provided with a grounding conductor. g3)White House, Porch - The electrical outlet, mounted on the south wall, was not provided with a grounding conductor. The outlet was missing the cover or faceplate. %% h3)White House, East Bedroom - The electrical outlet, mounted on the west wall, was not provided with a grounding conductor. The outlet was missing the cover or face-plate. i3)White House, Kitchen - The electrical outlet, mounted on the south wall, was not provided with a grounding conductor. j3)White House, Hall - The electrical outlet, mounted on the south wall, was not provided with a grounding conductor. k3)White House, Kitchen - The electrical outlet, mounted on the south wall, was not provided with a grounding conductor.l3)White House, Kitchen - The electrical outlet, mounted above the southern counter-top, was not provided with a grounding conductor. m3)White House, Kitchen - The electrical outlet, mounted above the northern counter-top, was not provided with a grounding conductor. n3)White House, Kitchen - The light switch, mounted on the north wall, was not grounded. The metal face-plate contained 12 volts. o3)White House, Bathroom - The light switch, mounted on the south wall, was not grounded. The metal face-plate contained 6 volts. p3)White House, Basement - Due to basement flooding, safe access to the electrical panel was not provided. q3)White House, Kitchen - The White Westinghouse refrigerator was not grounded, and the metal frame of the refrigerator contained 20 volts. Among other methods, one feasible and useful method of abatement would be to install a permanent and continuous ground conductor in all ungrounded electrical apparatus.