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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 308773613 Citation: 01002 Issuance: 05/09/2007 ReportingID: 0419400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:5 Contest Date:06/01/2007
Abatement Date:05/15/2007 X Nr Exposed:6 Final Order:11/15/2007
Initial Penalty: $6,300.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $1,575.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 05/09/2007 $6,300.00 05/15/2007 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 11/15/2007 $1,575.00 05/15/2007 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 002 Hazard: CRUSHING

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 hazard of being crushed: (a)Prestress Yard - During the period November 13, 2006 through December 13, 2006 employees were observed walking and standing within two feet of wheels of Mi- Jack Travelift cranes. AMONG OTHER METHODS, ONE FEASIBLE AND ACCEPTABLE ABATEMENT METHOD TO CORRECT THIS HAZARD IS TO: Enforce the requirement for employees to stay 6 feet away from the wheels of Travelift cranes. (b)Prestress Yard, Casting Beds - During the period November 14, 2006 through December 18, 2006 Tucker T-630 concrete trucks were used to fill forms for bridge supports with concrete. Employees were observed walking in front of and beside the Tucker trucks in close proximity to the wheels while the trucks were in motion during the concrete pouring operation. AMONG OTHER METHODS, ONE FEASIBLE AND ACCEPTABLE ABATEMENT METHOD TO CORRECT THIS HAZARD IS TO: Develop operational procedures to require employees needed for concrete pouring operation to be in locations where they are not exposed to being struck by Tucker T-630 concrete trucks. (c)Bulb- Tee Casting Beds, Form Storage System - On or about November 11, 2006, pins for latches designed to secure forms in place while in storage were missing and some latches were damaged. Post that latches are attached to were not designed to prevent upward movement. AMONG OTHER METHODS, ONE FEASIBLE AND ACCEPTABLE ABATEMENT METHOD TO CORRECT THIS HAZARD IS TO: Replace missing latch pins. Replace damage latches. Secure post in place. Develop an inspection schedule and conduct inspections of form storage components. (d)East Side of Prestress Yard - On December 19, 2006, a crane operator operating a Mi-Jack Travelift crane lifted a concrete pile over the an employee who was positioning cribbing on the ground for the load to be placed on. AMONG OTHER METHODS, ONE FEASIBLE AND ACCEPTABLE ABATEMENT METHOD TO CORRECT THIS HAZARD IS TO: Establish and enforce work rules that prohibit employees to walk, stand or work under crane or hoist load.

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