Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 18252858 Citation: 01021 Issuance: 11/02/1989 ReportingID: 0317900
Viol Type:WillFul NrInstances:27 Contest Date:11/24/1989
Abatement Date:12/02/1989 X Nr Exposed:999 Final Order:02/11/1991
Initial Penalty:9000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:3000.00 Gravity:09 Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/02/1989 9000.00 12/02/1989 WillFul  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/11/1991 3000.00 12/02/1989 WillFul  


Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 021 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 a crushing hazard due to defective or missing cutters: a) Iron and Transporation Division 1) Track #w-6 - W-Yard - Rail car #2596 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 31, 1989. 2) Track #W-4 - W-Yard - Rail car #8647 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 31, 1989. 3) Track #D-1 - W-Yard - Rail car #8522 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 31, 1989. 4) Track #A-14 - Stripper Area - Rail car #2310 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 31, 1989. 5) Track #S-12 - Stripper Area - Rail car #2121 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 31, 1989. 6) Track #S-6 - Stripper Building - Rail cars #372, #128 and #3 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 31, 1989. 7) Track #S-4 - Stripper Building - Rail cars #2025, #2247, #127, #2247, #2022, #2287, #2200 and #16 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 31, 1989. 8) Track #S-1 - Stripper Area - Rail cars #406, #24, #2129, #2265 and #34 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 31, 1989. 9) Track #RA-2 - North Yard Area - Rail cars #2212, #2275, #1948 and #2626 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 29, 1989. 10) Track #R2-9 - Bridge Yard Area - Rail cars #1446, #2218. #2584 and #1989 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 29, 1989. b) Steel Producing Division 1) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-18 - Stock House Yard - Rail car #1186 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 28, 1989. 2) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-17 - Stock House Yard - Rail cars #2679, #2034, #2344 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 28, 1989. 3) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-16 - Stock House Yard - Rail cars #1296, #1151, #1295 and #1005 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 28, 1989. 4) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-14 - Stock House Yard - Rail cars #2246, #2000 and #2721 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 28, 1989. 5) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-12 - Stock House Yard - Rail cars #2307, #2314, #2604, #1443, #2668 and #2509 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 28, 1989. 6) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-2 Stock House Yard - Rail car #1990 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 28, 1989. 7) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-26 - Open Hearth Lean-To Area - Rail cars #049 and #1120 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 23, 1989. 8) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-24 - Open Hearth Lean-To Area - Rail cars #1129, #1314 and #1059 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 23, 1989. 9) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-24 - Open Hearth Lean-To Area - Rail car #1228 had defective or missing levers, observed August 23, 1989. 10) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-9 - Open Hearth Yard - North End - Rail cars #1932 and #2618 had defective or missing levers, observed August 29, 1989. 11) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-7 - Open levers, observed August 29, 1989. 12) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-18 Open Hearth Yard - Sought End - Rail cars #2137, #2299, #2418, #2224, #1918, #2343, #2371 and #4233 had defective or missing levers, observed August 29, 1989. 13) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-9 - Open Hearth Yard - South End - Rail cars #1973, #2501, #2167 and #2185 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 29, 1989. 14) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-8 - Open Hearth Yard - North End - Rail cars #2650, #2379 and #2331 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 29, 1989. 15) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-13 - Stock House Yard - Rail cars #2219 and #2515 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 28, 1989. 16) Track #H-50 - Open Hearth Pit Side - Rail cars #560, #304, #0045, #384, #2, #2123, #2170, #629, #2011, #0014, #157, #121, #2192, #335 and #2208 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 31, 1989. 17) Track #H-26 - Open Hearth Pit Side - Rail Cars V.I.B. #1 and #2271 had defective or missing cutting levers, observed August 31, 1989. Abatement Note: One feasible and useful means of abatement among other methods would be for the company to implement and enforce a safety appliance repair program to ensure rail cars are not used unless they are free from defects that may cause employees to become injured.