Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

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Violation Items
Nr: 18252858 Citation: 01024 Issuance: 11/02/1989 ReportingID: 0317900
Viol Type:WillFul NrInstances:7 Contest Date:11/24/1989
Abatement Date:12/02/1989 Nr Exposed:999 Final Order:02/11/1991
Initial Penalty:9000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:9000.00 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 9000.00 12/02/1989 WillFul  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/11/1991 9000.00 12/02/1989 WillFul  


Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 024 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 the hazard of possibly falling under a moving railroad car while they are attempting to mount it because the grab irons were defective or missing: a) Iron and Transportation Division 1) Transportation Department - Track #W-6 - W-Yard - Rail cars #2596, #1953, #7389 and #2170 had defective or missing grab irons, observed August 31, 1989. 2) Transportation Department - Track #W-5 - W-Yard - Rail cars #8588 and #35079 had defective or missing grab irons, observed August 31, 1989. 3) Transportation Department - Track #W-4 - W-Yard - Rail car #8567 had defective or missing grab irons, observed August 31, 1989. 4) Transportation Department - Track #R2-9 - Bridge Yard - Rail car #2584 had defective or missing grab irons, observed August 29, 1989. b) Steel Producing Division 1) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-7 - Open Hearth Yard - Rail car #3605 had defective or missing grab irons, observed August 29, 1989. 2) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-9 - Open Hearth Yard - Rail car #2618 had defective or missing grab irons, observed August 29, 1989. 3) Open Hearth Department - Track #H-12 - Stock House Yard - South End - Rail cars #2314 and #2604 had defective or missing grab irons, observed August 28, 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.