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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 304392210 Citation: 02001 Issuance: 02/21/2003 ReportingID: 0625400

Viol Type:Unclass NrInstances:1 Contest Date:03/17/2003
Abatement Date:02/27/2003 X Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:12/19/2003
Initial Penalty: $70,000.00 REC:C Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $56,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:FALLING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 02/21/2003 $70,000.00 02/27/2003 Willful  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 12/19/2003 $56,000.00 02/27/2003 Unclass  

Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 001 Hazard: FALLING

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 employees are exposed to the hazards of falls of 12 to 14 feet at Plant #11 while decking a roof of a newly manufactured mobile home. The employer failed to protect employees from this recognized hazard on or about September 9, 2002 and October 15, 2002 at the worksite at 710 Swanner Loop, Killeen, Texas becaase employees were not provided fall protection or a fall protection system on all open sides of roofs. Among other methods, recognized and feasible means of abatement to correct this hazard include but are not limited to: 1.) Provide and require that employees on the roof wear a personal fall arrest system while decking. 2.) Reduce or eliminate the gap and elevation between the work platform and the mobile home. 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.

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