Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 310988712 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 07/25/2008 ReportingID: 0418400
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:3 Contest Date:07/25/2008
Abatement Date:08/04/2008 X Nr Exposed:5 Final Order:07/07/2010
Initial Penalty:5000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:5000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:STRUCK BY

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 07/25/2008 5000.00 08/04/2008 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 07/07/2010 5000.00 08/04/2008 Serious  


Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 Hazard: STRUCK BY

P.L. 91-596 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 causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees are exposed to the hazard(s) of being struck by falling equipment and/or materials: a.Bulk Sugar Building, 4th floor North wall - On or about 02/07/2008, employees operated a two-ton air operated hoist to lift materials and/or equipment that was not equipped with a throat latch to prevent detachment of the load and rigging from the hook, exposing employees to being struck-by a falling suspended load. b.Centrifugal area of Affination Station - On or about 02/07/2008, employees operated an electric hoist to lift materials and/or equipment that was not equipped with a throat latch to prevent the load and the rigging to prevent detachment of the load and rigging from the hook, exposing employees to being struck-by a falling suspended load. c.Motor Room - On or about 02/07/2008, employees operated a 2-ton C & M crane hoist to lift materials and/or equipment that was not equipped with a throat latch to prevent detachment of the load and rigging from the hook, exposing employees to being struck-by a falling suspended load. One feasible means of abatement would be to ensure that each of the hoist hooks used at the facility have throat latches, as referenced in ANSI B30.16-1973, Chapter 16-2 Electric Powered Hoists; section 16-2.1.2.10 d. Pursuant to 29 C.F.R. 1903.19, within ten (10) calendar days, the employer must submit an abatement plan describing the actions it is taking to prevent the hazards described in instances a through c, above.h