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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 304392210 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 02/21/2003 ReportingID: 0625400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:3 Contest Date:03/17/2003
Abatement Date:02/27/2003 X Nr Exposed:10 Final Order:12/19/2003
Initial Penalty: $2,500.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,000.00 Gravity:03 Haz Category:LIFTING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 02/21/2003 $2,500.00 02/27/2003 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 12/19/2003 $2,000.00 02/27/2003 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 does not furnish employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that on or about October 15, 2002, at the worksite at 710 Swanner Loop in Killeen, Texas, the employer failed to protect employees from the recognized hazards of being struck by building materials while using special design lifting accessories with no proff-testing or capacity markings. Spreader bars and frame jigs were used in the production area to lift wall, floor and metal frames for mobile homes. They did not have a data plate with load capacity and related data. Lifts were made with 2 ton (1814 kg) hoist over workers. Among other methods, recognized and feasible means to correct this hazard include, but are not limited to : Complying with the requirements of American National Standard Institute, ANSI/ASME B30.20a-2001, Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices, ensuring that all specially designed lifting devices are proof tested and marked as to capacity.

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