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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 311917157 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 01/27/2009 ReportingID: 0213400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:02/19/2009 X Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $3,000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,100.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:LIFTING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 01/27/2009 $3,000.00 02/19/2009 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 02/17/2009 $2,100.00 02/19/2009 Serious  

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

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 employee in that employees were exposed to hazardous conditions when employee was exposed to fall hazards. a) 5000 Riverside Drive, Keasbey, NJ 08832. Employee was elevated approximately 11 feet above the blacktop below while working from a wire mesh basket which was not secured to forks of the powered industrial truck and the employee was not donning any personal fall protection. ONE FEASIBLE AND ACCEPTABLE METHOD TO CORRECT THIS HAZARD, AMONG OTHER MEANS WOULD BE TO USE AN INDUSTRIAL LIFT DESIGNED AS A MANLIFT WITH THE APPROPRIATE SAFETY PROVISIONS AND LIFTING PLATFORM WHICH HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR USE ON THE FORKS OF AN INDUSTRIAL LIFT TRUCK WITH STANDARD RAILINGS AND SECURED TO THE FORKS OF THE TRUCK. IN ADDITION, ENFORCE AND USE PERSONAL FALL PROTECTION DURING THIS TYPE OF OPERATION.

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