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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

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Violation Items

Nr: 310352026 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 11/15/2006 ReportingID: 0522000

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:6 Contest Date:12/07/2006
Abatement Date:01/04/2007 Nr Exposed:7 Final Order:07/26/2007
Initial Penalty: $3,150.00 REC:C Emphasis:
Current Penalty: Gravity:05 Haz Category:LIFTING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/15/2006 $3,150.00 01/04/2007 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 07/26/2007 01/04/2007 Serious  

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

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 crushing hazards due to failure of hoists and its' components in that hoists were being left suspended and unattended for an extended amount of time and hoist operators were not adequately trained on operating procedures for operating hoists such as the DeMags and Yales in the following areas: (a)In the Axle area, operators left loads suspended on the Yale hoists for extended periods of time and, work under, near and around suspended and moving loads, and allowed their attention to be diverted during lifts, in that hoist operators were performing duties such as placing a piece of wood in the frame of the axle while operating the hoist. (b)In the Turnover area, operators operating the two Yale 5-ton turnover hoists were not aware of the weight of the load (chassis) lifted on the turnover hoists, and allowed their attention to be diverted when turning over the load in that hoist operators would use their foot to move the dollies into place and hold them in place while operating the hoists. (c)In the Cab Set area, operators operating the DeMag 2-ton hoists were working under suspended loads and working under loads (cabs) while they were still moving such as the cabs, left loads suspended (staging area) for an extended amount of time and had their attention diverted when operating the hoists in that operators would also move hoses while operating the hoists. (d)In the Engine Set area, operators operating the Yale 3-ton hoists left the load suspended and worked under and around the suspended loads (motors) and had their attention diverted while lifting loads in that the hoist operators' would move hoses under the load while operating the hoist. (e)In the Radiator Set area, operators operating the Yale hoists left the load suspended and worked under and around the suspended loads (radiators). (f)In the Staging area for cabs the control devices for the DeMag hoists were left unattended and the loads were left suspended for an extended amount of time. In the Axle Set area, Engine Set area and the Radiator Set area, loads were left suspended by chains for extended amounts of time. Among feasible abatement methods is to follow the recommendations of ANSI/ASME B30.16- 2003 and the manufacturer's of the Yale and DeMag hoist in regard to the operating instructions specified in the hoist manufacturer's manuals.urer's

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