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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 18008813 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 02/05/2001 ReportingID: 0419700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:02/07/2001
Abatement Date:02/09/2001 X Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:10/30/2001
Initial Penalty: $3,500.00 REC:R Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,450.00 Gravity:05 Haz Category:ELECTRIC

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 02/05/2001 $3,500.00 02/09/2001 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 10/30/2001 $2,450.00 02/09/2001 Serious  

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

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 likey to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees were exposed to electric shock hazards when they were permitted to work inside Altec aerial lift buckets with materials, debris, tools and equipment on the floor of the bucket which could potentially compromise the insulation integrity of the bucket liner. Among others, one feasible and acceptable method to correct this hazard is to comply with ANSI A92.2-1990, Section 8.2.3. "Responsibilities of the Owners and Users, Frequent Inspection and Test" and the manufacturer's instructions to inspect the bucket prior to use and to require employees working inside of it to remove materials, debris, tools and equipment from the floor of the bucket before working inside of it. a.On August 6, 2000, employees did not inspect the bucket lining of an Altec aerial lift, for cuts, cracks and defects before working inside of it and began working inside of it with several items of metal materials, debris, tools and equipment (including but not limited to copper wiring, a cable/wire cutter, metal bolts and nuts, metal clamps and brackets, and metal eye bolts) which could damage the integrity of the bucket lining. Abatement Documentation Required

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