Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 18252858 Citation: 01025A Issuance: 11/02/1989 ReportingID: 0317900
Viol Type:Other NrInstances:7 Contest Date:11/24/1989
Abatement Date:12/02/1989 X Nr Exposed:999 Final Order:02/11/1991
Initial Penalty:9000.00 REC:C Emphasis:
Current Penalty:1000.00 Gravity:08 Haz Category:STRUCK BY

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 1000.00 12/02/1989 Other  


Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 025A Hazard: STRUCK BY

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 being struck by moving trains and/or particular traffic, due to insufficient illumination provided in the work area: a) Iron and transportation division 1) Transportation Department - Employees were exposed to the hazard of being struck by moving trains and/or vehicular traffic due to insufficient illumination provided in the work area. Illumination reading indicated 0.2 foot candles of lighting at N-80 extension north end railroad crossing, observed September 12, 1989. 2) Transportation Department - Employees were exposed to the hazard of being struck by moving trains and/or vehicular traffic due to insufficient illumination provided in the work area. Illumination reading indicated 2.0 footcandles of lighting at the north end of the Stockhouse adjacent to the #3 Larryman Station, observed September 12, 1989. 3) Blast Furnace Department - Employees were exposed to the hazard of being struck by moving trains and/or vehicular traffic due to insufficient illumination provided in the work area. Illumination reading indicated 2.0 footcandles of lighting at the trestle between #2 and #3 Blast Furnace, observed September 12, 1989. 4) Blast Furnace Department - Employees were exposed to the hazard of being struck by moving trains and/or vehicular traffic due to insufficient illumination provided in the work area. Illumination reading indicated 0.10 footcandles of lighting at the pedestrian accessway to #3 Blast Furnace, observed September 12, 1989. 5) Transportation Department - Employees were exposed to the hazard of being struck by moving trains and/or vehicular traffic due to insufficient illumination provided in the work area. Illumination reading indicated .28 footcandles of lighting at the east end of E-96, south end of the arc furnace, observed September 12, 1989. 6) Transportation Department - Employees were exposed to the hazard of being struck by moving trains and/or vehicular traffic due to insufficient illumination provided in the work area. Illumination reading indicated 0.1 footcandles of lighting at the railroad crossing adjacent to the Water Treatment Plant, observed September 12, 1989. b) Steel Producing Division 1) Open Hearth Department - Employees were exposed to the hazard of being struck by moving trains and/or vehicular traffic due to insufficient illumination provided in the work area. Illumination reading indicated from 0.1 to 0.5 footcandles of lighting at the south end of the line and ore bin - H23 Track, observed September 12, 1989. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to provide adequate illumination in the work area, as recommended by the illumination Engineering Society, ANSI 11.1.