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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 618876 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 02/13/1986 ReportingID: 0316400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:03/06/1986
Abatement Date:03/13/1986 X Nr Exposed:4 Final Order:10/22/1986
Initial Penalty: $800.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $400.00 Gravity: Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 02/13/1986 $800.00 03/13/1986 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 10/22/1986 $400.00 03/13/1986 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 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: a) Amputation and crushing injuries resulting from falling under moving trains while riding the front of moving railroad cars being pushed by the locomotive on the plant railroad, on December 17, 1985. Among other methods, one feasible and useful method is to pull rather than push the cars and when rushing is necessary, enforce a prohibition against riding the front end of the cars.

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