Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 312602139 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 06/17/2009 ReportingID: 0627400
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:07/22/2009 X Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:
Initial Penalty:1250.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:875.00 Gravity:03 Haz Category:FALLING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 06/17/2009 1250.00 07/22/2009 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 07/13/2009 875.00 07/22/2009 Serious  

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

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 condition(s) listed below: a) On March 31, 2009, and for a period of time prior to that date, employees of E6 Cattle Company, near Hart, Texas were exposed to the hazards of falling from heights up to 30 feet and more from ladders leading to the tops of grain storage bins and from the tops of the grain storage bins, when they climbed up to them for cleaning and inspection purposes. Feasible means of abatement include the following: 1. Installation of cages around ladders that exceed 20 feet in length, similar to the cage installed around the ladder leading to the top of the grain header. 2. Installation of standard railings around the tops of bins that are equipped with ladders for access to their tops, similar to the railings installed around the top of the corn bin.