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Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

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Violation Items

Nr: 315275255 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 08/08/2011 ReportingID: 0215000

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:08/30/2011
Abatement Date:08/18/2011 X Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:01/04/2012
Initial Penalty: $4,900.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $4,900.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:FALLING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 08/08/2011 $4,900.00 08/18/2011 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 01/04/2012 $4,900.00 08/18/2011 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 to 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. Employees were exposed to the hazard of falling off a moving elevator car while working on top of the car. a)Jobsite elevator: An employee was exposed to falling off the moving elevator car through the gap between the car and the hoistway wall, while working on top of the moving car and oiling the hoisting suspension wire cables. Fall protection was not provided to the exposed employee. On or about 03/02/11. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable method to correct this hazard is: Comply with "Elevator Industry Field Employee's Safety Handbook" 2010 standards, stipulated by the National Elevator Industry Inc Safety Committee and published by Elevator World Inc, Section 4 "Fall Protection - General Requirements" which states that, "Fall protection is required when a worker is exposed to a fall hazard (working more than 6ft(1.8m) above a lower level and an opening more than 12in.(305mm). There are three ways of controlling fall hazards. Elimination of the fall hazard should be the first consideration. The second consideration is a guardrail system, and the third is a personal fall arrest system." NOTE: IN ADDITION TO CERTIFICATION OF ABATEMENT, THE EMPLOYER IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION OF ABATEMENT FOR THIS ITEM. FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY RESULT IN AN ADDITIONAL PENALTY OF $1,000 AS PER 29 CFR 1903.19.

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