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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 310588405 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 09/07/2007 ReportingID: 0830600

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:4 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:09/19/2007 X Nr Exposed:4 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $2,100.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,100.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CRUSHING


Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 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 crushing injuries while operating equipment that did not have an adequate preventive maintenance program: a) On or about February 28, 2007 and at times prior, Ricway Roustabout & Water Service did not ensure that employees were protected from truck operation hazards. The water trucks were not inspected and maintained in a proper fashion. 1. The company did not require drivers to do a complete daily inspections and record the results. 2. Trucks were not given regular operational inspections of safety areas such as brakes, suspension, tires, and steering by a qualified inspector/mechanic. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable method to correct this hazard is to create a preventative maintenance program which would include daily and timed maintenance inspections of all trucks that comply with the manufactures recommendations and Title 49 CFR Part 396. Abatement Note: Abatement certification and documentation is required for this item (see enclosed "Sample Abatement-Certification Letter").-Certification

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