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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 302398243 Citation: 02001 Issuance: 11/28/2000 ReportingID: 0419400

Viol Type:Willful NrInstances:2 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:12/01/2000 I Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $14,000.00 REC:C Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $9,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:FALLING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/28/2000 $14,000.00 12/01/2000 Willful  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 12/19/2000 $9,000.00 12/01/2000 Willful  

Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 001 Hazard: FALLING

Section 5(a)(1) of Public Law 91-596, 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: falling from the elevated forks of a forklift truck. (a)Warehouse - Employees were transported on and worked from the elevated forks of Caterpillar lift truck (*WMO1231*, Model Number TH63) without using a personnel platform with a guardrail system or a personal fall arrest system. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable method to correct this hazard is to prohibit the transporting of employees on forks of lift truck and prohibit employees from working from the forks of a lift truck.

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