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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 311529846 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 08/17/2009 ReportingID: 0625700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:08/27/2009 X Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $1,500.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $900.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:FALLING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 08/17/2009 $1,500.00 08/27/2009 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 08/25/2009 $900.00 08/27/2009 Serious  

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

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety & Health Act of 1970. The employer did not furnish to each of his employees 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 the hazards of falls from an elevation of 10-12 ft: On or about 04 Mar 09, the employer did not ensure that a work platform, used for aircraft maintenance, was securely attached to the forks or the mast of a forklift, to prevent it from falling off the forks. This exposed employees to falls from an elevation of 10-12 ft onto the cement tarmac below. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard would be to: 1) Utilize an aircraft mobile work platform that is constructed at the correct height and does not require a forklift to raise it into position. DISCLAIMERS: 1)You are not limited to the abatement methods suggested above. 2)The methods explained are general and may not be effective in all cases. 3) The employer is responsible for selecting and carrying out an appropriate method.

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