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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1268273.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 01/26/2018 ReportingID: 0625700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:2 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:04/30/2018 2 Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:02/02/2018
Initial Penalty: $11,641.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $4,656.40 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 01/26/2018 $11,641.00 02/12/2018 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 02/02/2018 $4,656.40 04/30/2018 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 Hazard:

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): The employer did not furnish employment and a place of employment which were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause serious physical harm to employees, in that employees were operating forklifts without utilizing the seat belts present. On or about October 4, 2017, at US Composite Pipe South, Zachary, LA, an employee was exposed to crushing hazards while operating a Hyster H210HD Forklift to move material without utilizing the seat belt provided by the manufacturer. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable means of abatement includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that the operator(s) of the Hyster H210HD Forklift have read and understand the safety and operation instructions in the manual prior to operation, and utilize the seat belt provided during operation.

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