Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 18252858 Citation: 03004 Issuance: 11/02/1989 ReportingID: 0317900
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:3 Contest Date:11/24/1989
Abatement Date:12/02/1989 X Nr Exposed:900 Final Order:02/11/1991
Initial Penalty:600.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:300.00 Gravity:06 Haz Category:CRUSHING

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: 004 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 crushing hazard due to failure of the flat car frame due to coil weight and the existing cracks in the car frame(s): a) Sheet and Tin Division 1) Anneal Area - Batch anneal transfer car #5, cracks in both sides of the car frame, observed August 8, 1989. 2) Anneal Area - Batch anneal transfer car #4, cracks in both sides of the car frame, observed August 8, 1989. 3) Anneal Area - Batch anneal transfer car #24, cracks in both sides of the car frame, observed August 1, 1989. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to properly repair the cracks or replace the cars.