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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 312126915 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 09/09/2010 ReportingID: 0626300

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:3 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:09/15/2010 X Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $2,100.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,100.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:LIFTING

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 employees in that employees were exposed to struck-by and crushed-by hazards: On or about March 11, 2010, at a workplace located at Palestine High School, 1600 South Loop 256, Palestine, Texas 75801; The employer by not keeping employees clear of loads being lowered by hydraulic and manually-operated jacks, exposed them to struck-by and crushed-by hazards. AMONG OTHER METHODS, AT LEAST ONE FEASIBLE AND ACCEPTABLE MEANS TO ABATE THESE HAZARDS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO: Ensure that employees a kept clear of loads on jacks while lifting and lowering.

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