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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 304239601 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 06/25/2002 ReportingID: 0111400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:3 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:07/15/2002 X Nr Exposed:6 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $5,600.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $3,820.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 06/25/2002 $5,600.00 07/08/2002 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 07/10/2002 $3,820.00 07/15/2002 Serious  

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

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety & 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 crushed by pipe piles if they rolled off the semi trailer. Location: St Botolph Street and Mass Avenue, Boston, MA An employee was struck and fatally injured when two 10 3/4 inch by 50 feet long pipe piles rolled off the truck while being rigged for off loading. Among other methods one acceptable method would be, prior to unloading pipe piles or similar materials, the loads should be thoroughly examined to determine a safe method of unloading, such as chalk blocks to keep the pipe piles from rolling.g,

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