Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 18252858 Citation: 03010 Issuance: 11/02/1989 ReportingID: 0317900
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:11/24/1989
Abatement Date:12/02/1989 X Nr Exposed:300 Final Order:02/11/1991
Initial Penalty:500.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:250.00 Gravity:05 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 500.00 12/02/1989 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/11/1991 250.00 12/02/1989 Serious  


Text For Citation: 03 Item/Group: 010 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 fracture and contusion hazards from an air hose which can flagellate if damaged: a) Utilities, Shops, and Services 1) Steam Cleaning Booth in Machine Shop - Employees operate a transfer car in the booth. The car is powered by a pneumatic motor supplied by an umbilical air line. The air line is not fitted with a safety device exposing employees to the flagellating air line when the car wheels sever the line, observed August 8, 1989. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to install air line check valves.