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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 315509646 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 08/23/2011 ReportingID: 0418300

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:09/12/2011
Abatement Date:08/29/2011 X Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:04/25/2012
Initial Penalty: $4,900.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,500.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 08/23/2011 $4,900.00 08/29/2011 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 04/25/2012 $2,500.00 08/29/2011 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 a place of employment which were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees in that employees were exposed to a struck-by and crushed-by hazard: a) On or about 06/06/2011 - Guntersville State Park in Guntersville, AL, employees were exposed to the hazard of being struck-by falling trees that were being cut prior to removal. Among other methods, one feasible means to abate the hazards is to follow ANSI Z133.1-2006, "Safety Requirements - for Arboricultural Operations", Section 8.5, Tree Removal.

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