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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 311969232 Citation: 01002 Issuance: 10/09/2009 ReportingID: 0626000

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:5 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:10/16/2009 X Nr Exposed: Final Order:10/09/2009
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $7,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:STRUCK BY

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 10/09/2009 $7,000.00 10/09/2009 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 10/09/2009 $7,000.00 10/16/2009 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 002 Hazard: STRUCK BY

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 struck-by hazards: At this location, on or about April 29, 2008, and at times prior thereto, four Demag CC2800 cranes (s.n. 62162, 62156, 62143, and 62155) were utilized in a lift of the upper raft float of the ATP/Bluewater Min Doc. The employer did not ensure the cranes with deficiencies, such as, but not limited to, the following, were corrected prior to use. a.Dry (unlubricated) load line and counterweight lines. (Demag cranes s.n. 62156, 62155, 62162, 62143) b.Inoperative Anti-two-blocking device. (Demag cranes s.n. 62143) c.Inoperative wind speed indicator. (Demag cranes s.n. 62155, 62162, 62143) d.Facility mechanics assigned to address and repair crane malfunctions were not adequately trained for the complexities of the Demag CC2800 cranes. e.Cranes involved in critical lifts were not certified as in good operating condition prior to the lift. One feasible means of abatement would be to maintain and repair the cranes in accordance with ANSI B30.5-2007 (Mobile and Locomotive Cranes) and the manufacturer's Operations Manual.

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