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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

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Violation Items

Nr: 312770308 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 06/17/2009 ReportingID: 0418200

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:07/08/2009
Abatement Date:07/14/2009 X Nr Exposed:20 Final Order:06/10/2010
Initial Penalty: $3,500.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $0.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 06/17/2009 $3,500.00 07/14/2009 Serious  
Penalty J: ALJ Decision 06/10/2010 $0.00 07/14/2009 Serious  

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

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer did not furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment wh ich 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/crushing hazards: THIS CITATION IS ISSUED TO THE CORRECTING, CREATING AND EXP OSING EMPLOYER UNDER OSHA'S MULTI-EMPLOYER WORK-SITE POLICY. a) Shoring Towers # 5 through #11 had heights exceeding four times the minimum base width and were n ot guyed or braced, exposing employees to a fall of over 30' and/or being struck by or crushed by the collapse of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens (ABG) Canopy Wal kway. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to corre ct this hazard is to follow the Safe Practices for Erecting and Dismantling of F rame Shoring, per the Scaffolding, Shoring, and Forming Institute, Inc. (SSFI), Section II.G., which states, "Use caution when erecting free standing towers. Prevent tipping by guying or bracing when height exceeds 4 times the minimum base dimension." AB ATEMENT CERTIFICATION AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

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