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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 312372824 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 05/26/2010 ReportingID: 0215800

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:06/21/2010
Abatement Date:06/03/2010 X Nr Exposed:5 Final Order:12/01/2010
Initial Penalty: $2,100.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,100.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:STRUCK BY

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 05/26/2010 $2,100.00 06/03/2010 Serious  
Penalty J: ALJ Decision 12/01/2010 $2,100.00 06/03/2010 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 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 THE HAZARD OF BEING STRUCK-BY, and FALLING: a)On or about 12/14/09, Tower Site: Communication tower stability was not maintained during maintenance operations. Among other methods, feasible and acceptable abatement methods to correct this hazard is to: 1.Utilize temporary bracing, and/ or temporary guy wires, prior to the removal of permanent guy wires, as is addressed in ROHN Tower Safety Information, and to ensure stability as described in the Tower Climbing Safety manual, second edition and in ANSI/TIA-222-G-2005, Structural Standard for Antenna Supporting Structures and Antennas, revised on January 1, 2006, section 16.0, Installation. 2.Utilize the services of a Professional Engineer to determine structural stability prior to the removal of guy wires. Abatement documentation must be submitted for this item.

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