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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 315275255 Citation: 01003B 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: Gravity:10 Haz Category:CRUSHING

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 08/18/2011 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 003B Hazard: CRUSHING

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 being crushed between the elevator car top and the hoistway ceiling. a)Jobsite elevator: An employee was exposed to being crushed between the elevator car top and the hoistway ceiling, while working on top of the moving car and oiling hoisting suspension wire cables. Safety precautions were not followed. 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

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