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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 306754185 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 03/24/2005 ReportingID: 0419700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:04/05/2005 X Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $4,900.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,413.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:UNAPOPPROC

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 03/24/2005 $4,900.00 04/05/2005 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 04/13/2005 $2,413.00 04/05/2005 Serious  

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

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 possible lightning strike and slip hazards working on a telecommunications tower in the rain: a.On or about November 23, 2004, three employees were allowed to remain at the top of a 300 feet tall tower in the rain for approximately 30-45 minutes, and then continued working after the rain had stopped, exposing the employees to possible lightning hazards and slip hazards. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to have the employees climb down from the towers before it starts to rain in the area. ABATEMENT CERTIFICATION AND DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED.

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