Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph
|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|
|Current Penalty:||$300.00||Gravity:||06||Haz Category:||CUTS|
|Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History|
|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).
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