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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1480819.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 12/21/2020 ReportingID: 0523400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:01/14/2021
Abatement Date:01/04/2021 Nr Exposed:15 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $13,494.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $13,494.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 12/21/2020 $13,494.00 01/04/2021 Serious  
Penalty C: Contested 01/26/2021 $13,494.00 01/04/2021 Serious  

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

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 crushing and struck-by hazards. (a) On or about June 26, 2020, two employees were rigging a steel tank weighing 7,375 pounds to be lifted by a 20 ton capacity bridge crane with hoist and chain sling. The steel tank was on the ground and had lifting points on all four corners, and during the rigging process the wireless radio controlled pendant transmitter, that controls motion of the crane was unintentionally operated before the steel tank was properly rigged, causing the steel tank to move and crush the victims legs between the steel tank being rigged and another steel tank adjacent to it. The radio controlled wireless pendant was not placed in a safe location while rigging was being done, exposing the employees to a crushing hazard.

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