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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 302939897 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 07/28/2000 ReportingID: 0215000

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:08/05/2000 X Nr Exposed:5 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $2,000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 07/28/2000 $2,000.00 08/05/2000 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 08/10/2000 $2,000.00 08/05/2000 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 struck and or crushed by the heat exchanger. a)Employees were exposed to the hazard of being struck or crushed by the 5 tons heat exchanger model M15-BFS that was being moved to its final resting place at the 41st. floor, on or about February 4, 2000. ABATEMENT NOTE: Among others, some feasible and acceptable methods to correct this hazard are: a)To follow the manufacturer's instructions on moving the equipment. b)To customize planking to place under the heat exchanger to provide stable and secure footing to the machinery to prevent it from sliding. c)To hire a company specializing in moving heavy equipment. d)To follow company's own safety rules according to its safety and lost prevention program. THE EMPLOYER IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT ABATEMENT CERTIFICATION FOR THIS ITEM IN ACCORDANCE WITH 29 CFR 1903.19.CE

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