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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 310463435 Citation: 01004 Issuance: 04/09/2007 ReportingID: 0830500

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:05/15/2007 X Nr Exposed:5 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $1,500.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $1,050.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:STRUCK BY

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 04/09/2007 $1,500.00 04/27/2007 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 04/26/2007 $1,050.00 05/15/2007 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 004 Hazard: STRUCK BY

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer did not furnish a place of employment which was free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees were exposed to struck by hazards: (a)HS Testing, Inc. at Rig 721, Weld CR 59 and 62, Gill, CO 80624: On or before 11/17/06, the employer did not ensure that all hoisting tools and their components were substantially constructed to conform with good engineering practices and maintained in safe condition, and that no element in the hoisting tool system was subjected to any load in excess of its design limitations. The employer did not ensure that the eyelet, used in connecting the upper sheave to the sandline, was pull tested, and equipped with a safety latch or equivalent device to prevent accidental release of the load being hoisted or lowered. Condition exposed employees to struck by hazards, fatally injuring one employee. Abatement Note: Abatement certification and documentation are required for this item (See enclosed "Sample Abatement-Certification Letter"). Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method can be found in the American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice 54 Section 9.7, as referenced, in part, above.nced,

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