Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

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Violation Items
Nr: 18252858 Citation: 01001D Issuance: 11/02/1989 ReportingID: 0317900
Viol Type:WillFul NrInstances:1 Contest Date:11/24/1989
Abatement Date:12/02/1989 Nr Exposed:700 Final Order:02/11/1991
Initial Penalty:4000.00 REC: Emphasis:X
Current Penalty:4000.00 Gravity:08 Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/02/1989 4000.00 12/02/1989 WillFul  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/11/1991 4000.00 12/02/1989 WillFul  


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

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 death and crushing hazards due to unplanned collapse of an overhead structure due to the severe corrosion and deterioration of its cross bracing support members: a) Iron Transportation Division 1) Blast Furnace Department - There was structural damage to the overhead blast furnace gas line supporting structure in that there was total separation of cross bracing members and damage to the web of the vertical support columns, observed August 9, 1989. Among other methods, one feasable and acceptable abatement method to correct hazard would be to repair and/or replace the damaged structural members is to comply with its original design specifications.