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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 312380512 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 08/04/2009 ReportingID: 0627700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:08/24/2009
Abatement Date:08/12/2009 X Nr Exposed:50 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $2,250.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,250.00 Gravity:03 Haz Category:STRUCK BY

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 falls and/or being struck-by or caught-by moving equipment where access to an elevator hoistway was not restricted: The employer does not ensure that elevators are installed, inspected, and maintained to ensure access to the hoistway is restricted to authorized personnel only. As a result, employees have access to the top of the elevator cars where they are exposed to falls in the elevator hoistway and/or being struck-by moving parts. This violation was observed on or about February 4, 2009, for the FCCU elevator car operating without a cover over the top emergency hatch. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable means of abatement would be to ensure elevator equipment is installed, inspected and maintained in accordance with Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, ASME A17.1, 1996 and current editions. Pursuant to 29 CFR 1903.19, within ten (10) calendar days of the date of this citation, the employer must submit documentation describing the steps that is taking to ensure compliance with ASME A17.1 such as required inspections and maintaining restricted and safe access to elevator hoistways.

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