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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 311318158 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 12/28/2007 ReportingID: 0935000

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:01/15/2008
Abatement Date:01/30/2008 X Nr Exposed:4 Final Order:09/03/2009
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $7,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:GUARDING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 12/28/2007 $7,000.00 01/30/2008 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 09/03/2009 $7,000.00 01/30/2008 Serious  

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

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 from container handling: (a)Onboard M/V STUTTGART EXPRESS, Bay eighteen, Tier two, in-shore: On September 24, 2007, a lasher was crushed between two stacked/loaded forty foot containers and the bulkhead. The employee was permitted to work in an area that was approximately twenty-six inches wide. AMONG OTHER METHODS, ONE FEASIBLE AND ACCEPTABLE METHOD TO CORRECT THE HAZARD: 1.Ensure employees are not allowed to walk or work in the aisles adjacent to a container bay being loaded or discharged. 2.Ensure that employees lashing or unlashing, while the uppermost tier is being worked maintain a minimum athwartship distance of five container widths or half the width or the tier; whichever is greater while being handled by crane. Reference: Pacific Coast Maritime Safety Code, 2002 Revision, ILWU-PMA, Section 15, Rule Number 1513.

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