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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1376923.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 07/19/2019 ReportingID: 0316700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:09/23/2019 2 Nr Exposed:6 Final Order:08/05/2019
Initial Penalty: $9,377.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $6,563.90 Gravity:5 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 07/19/2019 $9,377.00 09/23/2019 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 08/05/2019 $6,563.90 09/23/2019 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 was free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees were exposed to crush hazards: a) Racking Section 9300 - Sufficient safe clearances did not exist in some floor level storage rack slots where employees operating Raymond, standup rider forklifts in that the operator compartment and overhead guard of this forklift had heights above the floor of 51 inches and a height of 92 inches respectively; while the horizontal rack beams located throughout the storage racks were at a height of 68 inches from the floor to the bottom of the beam. This would allow the horizontal rack beam at some storage locations to enter the operator compartment of the Crown standup style forklift, pinning the operator between the horizontal rack beam and the frame of the forklift, on or about February 6, 2019. Abatement certification required within 10 days after abatement date. The certification shall include a statement that abatement is complete, date and method of abatement, and states employees and their representatives were informed of this abatement.

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