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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 315055640 Citation: 02001 Issuance: 05/23/2011 ReportingID: 0627100

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:06/14/2011
Abatement Date:05/26/2011 I Nr Exposed:4 Final Order:02/13/2012
Initial Penalty: $70,000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $7,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CAUGHT

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 05/23/2011 $70,000.00 05/26/2011 Willful  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/13/2012 $7,000.00 05/26/2011 Serious  

Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 001 Hazard: CAUGHT

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer does not furnish to each of his employees, employment and a place of employment which are free of recognized hazards of being caught between conveyed sections of pipe that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees: This violation occurred on or about December 21, 2010, where employees were exposed to being caught between two sections of pipe and/or one section of pipe and the conveyor equipment when walking/working between groups #4 and #5 of the chain driven, live roller, Diablo conveyors of the inbound line in the coating operation. Among other feasible abatement methods, two methods would be to: 1. Enforce the preventative measures listed in the company's Job Safety Analyses which prohibit walking or working between pipe sections. 2. Comply with the Association of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) B20.1, Standard for Conveyor and Related Equipment, Paragraph 5.9,Guards and Guarding.

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