Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph
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|Nr: 303275606||Citation: 01002||Issuance: 08/25/2000||ReportingID: 0627100|
|Viol Type:||Serious||NrInstances:||2||Contest Date:||09/18/2000|
|Abatement Date:||09/20/2000||Nr Exposed:||23||Final Order:||09/30/2002|
|Current Penalty:||$2,500.00||Gravity:||03||Haz Category:||CRUSHING|
|Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History|
|Penalty||F: Formal Settlement||09/30/2002||$2,500.00||09/20/2000||Serious|
Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 002 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 being crushed by suspended loads left unattended: In the Sidewall Departments in Plants 3 & 4, employees were walking and working under side walls that were suspended by two overhead hoists which were left unattended, exposing the employees to the hazard of being crushed by the side walls. Among other methods, acceptable and feasible abatement methods to correct this hazard are as follows: 1) Install permanent bracing to lean the walls against while they are stored at the work stations prior to installation. 2) Do not leave the side walls suspended by an unattended hoist. Do not place the side walls on the hoists unless it is to hoist them onto the mobile homes for immediate installation. Disclaimers: The employer is not limited to the abatement methods suggested by OSHA. The methods explained are general and may not be effective in all cases. The employer is responsible for selecting and carrying out an appropriate abatement method.