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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 314636986 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 12/21/2010 ReportingID: 0418200

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:01/14/2011 X Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $5,000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $3,500.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 12/21/2010 $5,000.00 01/14/2011 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 01/18/2011 $3,500.00 01/14/2011 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 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 fall hazards: a) On or about September 8, 2010, throughout the facility. The platform used to elevate employees approximately 25 feet high to work on pipes, lights and other maintenance, was not equipped with means to securely attach to the forks and no anchor point to attach lanyards. The load capacity of the platform was unknown. Employees could sustain injuries such as crushed bone, and internal injuries resulting in permanent disability or death. ABATEMENT CERTIFICATION AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED Among other methods, feasible and acceptable methods to correct the hazardous condition may include: Following the requirements The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Safety Standard for Low Lift and High Lift Trucks, ASME B56.1b-2003, chapter 7, sections 7.37.1 - 7.37.3.

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