Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 18252858 Citation: 01001C Issuance: 11/02/1989 ReportingID: 0317900
Viol Type:WillFul NrInstances:1 Contest Date:11/24/1989
Abatement Date:12/02/1989 X Nr Exposed:700 Final Order:02/11/1991
Initial Penalty:4500.00 REC: Emphasis:X
Current Penalty:2250.00 Gravity:09 Haz Category:FALLING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/02/1989 4500.00 12/02/1989 WillFul  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/11/1991 2250.00 12/02/1989 WillFul  


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

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 major fracture and concussion hazards due to material falling from over head structures due to the severe corrosion and deterioration of the roof structure: a) Iron Transportation Division 1) Sinter Plant Department - There were several areas of the Sinter Plant roof that were severely deteriorated and in danger of collapse. Steel sheeting sections that collapsed in some areas pieces dangling overhead above active work areas, observed August 8, 1989. Among other methods, one feasable and acceptable abatement methodto correct this hazard would be to correct all structural deficiencies as noted in the in-house structural survey conductedby Orbital Engineering.