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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 17948936 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 07/13/1989 ReportingID: 0112300

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:08/01/1989
Abatement Date:07/17/1989 X Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:02/14/1990
Initial Penalty: $560.00 REC:R Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $560.00 Gravity:07 Haz Category:UNAPEQUIP

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 07/13/1989 $560.00 07/17/1989 Serious  
Penalty W: Empr Withdrew 02/14/1990 $560.00 07/17/1989 Serious  

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

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 the possibility of serious injury from the operation of an unsafe vehicle: a) Employees were required to work in and around Caterpillar Backhoe/ Loader, Serial Number 5FC04736, which had a defective seat and had not been taken out of service. This exposed employees to the possibility of of the operator losing control of the vehicle. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct his hazard is to remove the vehicle from service until a properly operating locking mechanism for the seat has been installed.

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