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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1421452.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 01/15/2020 ReportingID: 0521400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:02/06/2020 2 Nr Exposed:4 Final Order:02/12/2020
Initial Penalty: $13,260.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $13,260.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 01/15/2020 $13,260.00 02/06/2020 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 02/12/2020 $13,260.00 02/06/2020 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 death or serious physical harm to employees, in that employees were exposed to crushing hazards from equipment being operated on steep grades. A) On or about August 3, 2019, four employees operating and working around a GEHL RS6-34 Telescopic Handler were exposed to struck-by and caught-between hazards when the employer failed to follow the Manufacturers Operating Manual for grade limits. The equipment was operated on a grade of 19 degrees, causing it to tip over and pin an employee between the equipments boom and the ground. B) On or about August 3, 2019, four employees operating and working around a GEHL RS6-34 Telescopic Handler were exposed to struck-by and caught-between hazards when they used the equipment to pull the tent skin over the frame of a commercial event tent with the boom near full extension. Utilizing the equipment in this manner could cause it to tip over and pin an employee between the equipment's boom and the ground. Abatement documentation is required for this item in accordance with the requirements of 29 CFR 1903.19(d).

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