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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 302695846 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 06/29/2001 ReportingID: 0215800

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:08/24/2001 X Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $1,250.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $750.00 Gravity:03 Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 06/29/2001 $1,250.00 08/01/2001 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 07/16/2001 $750.00 08/24/2001 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 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 the hazard of being pulled into and crushed by the rotating parts of a pipe threading machine. a)Maintenance Department, on or about 4/26/01: Ridgid Pipe Threader, Model No. 500, activated by a manually operated on/off switch that would not automatically shut the machine off should the operator be inadvertently caught up in the rotating parts. Among other methods, one feasible method to reduce this hazard is to install a momentary contact device (deadman foot switch) to control power input to the machine. This device would automatically stop the machine and the rotating parts if the operator's foot was removed from the foot switch for any reason. Abatement certification is required for this item.

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