Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 18252858 Citation: 03003 Issuance: 11/02/1989 ReportingID: 0317900
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:3 Contest Date:11/24/1989
Abatement Date:12/02/1989 X Nr Exposed:700 Final Order:02/11/1991
Initial Penalty:600.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:300.00 Gravity:06 Haz Category:CUTS

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/02/1989 600.00 12/02/1989 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/11/1991 300.00 12/02/1989 Serious  


Text For Citation: 03 Item/Group: 003 Hazard: CUTS

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 fracture and amputation hazards from remotely and automatically controlled conveyors with potentially hazardous locations on the conveyor path: a) Iron and Transportation Division 1) Blast Furnace Department - Blast Furnace #2 - Coke Feeder Conveyor The conveyor that was remotely located from its controls did not have emergency stop devices in the immediate vicinity of the hazardous ingoing nip points created by the conveyor belt and roller, observed June 19, 1989. 2) Blast Furnace Department - Blast Furnace #2 - Coke Breeze Conveyor The belt conveyor that was remotely located from its controls did not have emergency stop devices and the conveyor path had potentially hazardous locations (e.g. ingoing nip points between the conveyor belt and rollers), observed June 19, 1989. 3) Blast Furnace Department - Blast Furnace #3 - Coke Breeze Conveyor The belt conveyor section approximately 9 feet, at the coke refill pit that was remotely located from its controls did not have emergency stop devices and the conveyor path had potentially hazardous locations (e.g. ingoing nip points between the conveyor belt and rollers), observed June 19, 1989. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to install an emergency stop device in the immediate vicinity of the hazardous locations so that the device acts directly on the control of the conveyor. The emergency stop device shall not depend on the stopping of any other equipment and the devcie shall be installed so that they cannot be over-ridden from other location(s).