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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 310591458 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 01/02/2008 ReportingID: 0830600

Viol Type:Other NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:01/28/2008 X Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $3,500.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $3,500.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 01/02/2008 $3,500.00 01/28/2008 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 01/18/2008 $3,500.00 01/28/2008 Other  

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 was free from recognized hazards which were likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that an employee was crushed while working/walking next to wooden crates containing granite slabs: a) On or about July 16, 2007, the employer did not ensure that an employee protected himself from crushing hazards while unloading wooden crates containing granite slabs. A feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is as follows: 1) Institute and enforce a policy in which employees are prohibited from standing in the danger zone of improperly stacked or deteriorating wooden crates containing granite slabs. Abatement Note: Abatement certification is required for this item (see enclosed "Sample Abatement-Certification Letter").-Certification

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