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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 302588991 Citation: 01002 Issuance: 04/05/2001 ReportingID: 1032500

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:04/10/2001
Abatement Date:05/01/2001 X Nr Exposed:5 Final Order:12/27/2001
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC:C Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $3,010.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 04/05/2001 $7,000.00 05/01/2001 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 12/27/2001 $3,010.00 05/01/2001 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 002 Hazard: CRUSHING

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act: 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 being struck or crushed resulting from the increased likelihood of a catastrophic failure of inadequately designed and installed Harrington brand crane (underhung hoist, floor-operated, three-ton capacity overhead crane): (a)Bus Maintenance Shop: The Harrington brand three-ton capacity crane failed the rated load test that was conducted by the registered professional engineer consultant. Employees continued to use the floor-operated overhead crane after the employer was told that the crane had failed the rated load test. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to strengthen or replace the existing beams that support the overhead crane as stated in the consultant engineer's report. For further information, refer to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standard for Monorails and Underhung Cranes (ANSI/ASME B30.11-1998).

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