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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 304633530 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 04/11/2003 ReportingID: 0418100

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:2 Contest Date:06/05/2003
Abatement Date:04/30/2003 X Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:09/18/2003
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $5,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:STRUCK BY

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 04/11/2003 $7,000.00 04/30/2003 Serious  
Penalty W: Empr Withdrew 09/18/2003 $5,000.00 04/30/2003 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 Hazard: STRUCK BY

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 the hazard of being struck by a tree during felling processes. a)On or about 11/12/02, at 8668 Chattsworth Hwy., employee was cutting a tree and was exposed to being struck by a tree due to not properly assessing an escape route before cutting the tree. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable method to correct the hazard would be to plan an escape route before cutting any tree or trunk as stipulated in ANSI Z133.1-2000, section 9.5.13. b)On or about 11/12/02, at 8668 Chattsworth Hwy., employee was cutting a tree and was exposed to being struck by a tree due to not cutting notches with a 45 degree angle. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable method to correct the hazard is to cut notches 45 degrees or greater as stipulated in ANSI Z133.1-2000, section 9.5.15.2. ABATEMENT VERIFICATION REQUIRED AT TIME OF ABATEMENT

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