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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 309381614 Citation: 02001 Issuance: 11/09/2006 ReportingID: 0215800

Viol Type:Repeat NrInstances:1 Contest Date:11/21/2006
Abatement Date:03/28/2008 X Nr Exposed:6 Final Order:01/28/2008
Initial Penalty: $70,000.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $50,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/09/2006 $70,000.00 11/20/2006 Willful  
Penalty J: ALJ Decision 01/28/2008 $50,000.00 03/28/2008 Repeat  

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

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 likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees, in that employees are exposed to THE HAZARD OF BEING CRUSHED-BY falling oil rigs. Recent instances of this violation include: a)Baker Road Drilling Site, on or about 05/12/06; The employer did not ensure that wind guy anchors for the derrick system were set up within the acceptable limits established by the manufacturers specifications for the Ideco Drilling Rig, in that 3 of 4 anchors were not located within the load guying chart limits (60'-100'); A-1 111.18 x 53.00, A-3 118.00 x 38.34, A-4 48.30 x 99.03, which exposed the derrick to collapse. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable means of abatement is to follow the Ideco Drilling Rig (manufacturer) load guying chart, page 9 of the operating guide for KM-103-224-KH Rig with a Kwik Lift Mast. Union Drilling Inc. was previously cited for this Occupational Safety & Health Standard or its equivalent standard, General Duty Clause 5(a)(1) which was contained in OSHA Inspection 308997535, Cit 1, Item 1, issued on 10/25/2005 with respect to a workplace located in Rifle Colorado, with a final order date of 01/01/06. Pursuant to 29 CFR 1903.19(d), the employer must provide documentation that this violation has been abated within 10 calendar days of the date it receives the citation.

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