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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 303985477 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 01/08/2002 ReportingID: 0419700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:2 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:02/04/2002 X Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $4,900.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,940.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:FALLING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 01/08/2002 $4,900.00 02/04/2002 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 01/23/2002 $2,940.00 02/04/2002 Serious  

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

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 a fall hazard: a.On or about July 20, 2001, Ocala Breeders Sales Company Truck and Rail Load Out Facilities, employees were required to work without fall protection, on a 5 feet, 4-1/4-inch long, by 5-inch wide platform with no guardrails, on the front and back side of the Timpte Trailer, VIN H4222 4 VBO91772 TRA, to check the integrity of the wheat bran, exposing the employees to a 7 feet, 3-inch fall hazard. b.On or about July 20, 2001, Ocala Breeders Sales Company Truck and Rail Load Out Facilities, employees were required to work without fall protection on a 42 feet, 2-inch long by 5-inch wide ledge on the Timpte trailer VIN H4222 4 VB091772 TRA, to clean material from each hopper compartment, exposing the employees to a 10 feet, 8-inch fall to the exterior side of the trailer, and a 8 feet, 2-inch fall to the trap door on the interior side of the trailer. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable method of abatement to correct this hazard would be to work in coordination with Ocala Breeders Sales Company and other unloading facilities to ensure that a fall protection system is in place for the employees to use at the unloading facilities, and to train employees regarding the use of the fall protection system. ABATEMENT CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED.

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