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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1441466.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 02/21/2020 ReportingID: 0728900

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:04/08/2020 2 Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:03/11/2020
Initial Penalty: $4,048.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $3,500.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 02/21/2020 $4,048.00 04/08/2020 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 03/11/2020 $3,500.00 04/08/2020 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: Employees are exposed to potential permanent disabling injuries such as but not limited to broken bones, paralysis, and or death as a result of a struck-by hazard of using a Cadillac Little Mule come-along to retract an extended derrick boom into its housing. The Cadillac Little Mule under tension came apart, striking an employee in the head who sustained fatal injuries. This was most recently documented at 501 South Street, Valentine, Nebraska 69201 on October 28, 2019. AMONG OTHER METHODS, FEASIBLE AND ACCEPTABLE ABATEMENT METHODS TO CORRECT THIS HAZARD ARE: 1) Develop a method to work on a derrick boom that is extended and under pressure. 2) Train employees to recognize the dangers of using come along devices and to evaluate any hazards in regard to the use of the come along device when performing a task. 3) Develop a process to retract derrick booms when in the shop without using a come along device. 4) Use devices that have the appropriate load ratings when performing work under a load.

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