Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 314636226 Citation: 01006 Issuance: 01/20/2011 ReportingID: 0418200
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:03/31/2011 X Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:
Initial Penalty:7000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:7000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 01/20/2011 7000.00 01/26/2011 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 02/11/2011 7000.00 03/31/2011 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 006 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 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 hazards of being crushed or struck by a forklift: a) On or about July 23, 2010, an operator who had worked over twelve (12) house on a a twelve hour shift was permitted to operate a forklift without steps taken to help ensure that a sufficient level of awareness existed for him to safely operate the forklift and evaluate the path of travel for employees and equipment. One feasible means of abatement is to perform a safety contact on an operator who will operate a forklift after working over 12 hours on a shift to help determine or evaluate whether the operator has a sufficient awareness level to safely operate the forklift.