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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 302542402 Citation: 02001 Issuance: 05/31/2001 ReportingID: 0111700

Viol Type:Willful NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:06/05/2001 I Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $27,500.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $11,000.00 Gravity:03 Haz Category:FALLING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 05/31/2001 $27,500.00 06/05/2001 Willful  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 06/12/2001 $11,000.00 06/05/2001 Willful  

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

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 the hazard of falls from the bucket of the backhoe: a.Site - An employee was elevated in the bucket of the Caterpillar 416B backhoe, where he was using a chain saw to trim limbs from a tree. ABATEMENT NOTE: Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable means of abatement would be to prohibit using the backhoe to elevate employees.

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