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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 303119507 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 05/18/2000 ReportingID: 0521700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:06/09/2000 X Nr Exposed:4 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $2,500.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $1,250.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:LIFTING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 05/18/2000 $2,500.00 06/09/2000 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 06/08/2000 $1,250.00 06/09/2000 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 Hazard: LIFTING

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 being struck by moving equipment. a. On or about March 20, 2000, fall protection was not provided for employees required to stand on a platform (pallet) raised by a forklift to add chemicals to a mixing tank. Employees were exposed to falls up to 14 feet. A feasible means of correcting the hazard is to: 1. Use a safety platform firmly secured to the lifting carriage and/or forks. 2. Restraining means such as rails, chains, etc., shall be in place or a body harness with lanyard shall be worn by the person(s) on the platform. 3. An operator shall be in control position of the truck or available to operate controls. So as to conform to the specifications referenced in ANSI "B 56.1. Section 4.17/1988".

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