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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 715638.015 Citation: 02001 Issuance: 04/23/2013 ReportingID: 0522300

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:05/14/2013
Abatement Date:05/08/2013 2 Nr Exposed:12 Final Order:01/20/2014
Initial Penalty: $70,000.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $7,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 04/23/2013 $70,000.00 05/08/2013 Willful  
Penalty :   05/30/2013 $70,000.00 05/08/2013 Willful  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 01/20/2014 $7,000.00 05/08/2013 Serious  

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

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer failed to furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which was free from recognized hazards that were causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm, in that employees were exposed to being struck by and burned by hot metal racks and hot aluminum product, which can weigh up to 8,000 lbs., when the racks ride off the flanged rollers of the roller/rack conveyor causing the racks to tip over onto employees. On October 30, 2012, three employees were pushing two hot metal racks stacked one on top of the other, loaded with hot pieces of aluminum and weighing an estimated 4,000-5,000 lbs. through Oven #1 on the roller/rack conveyor. The rack came off the conveyor rollers and the rack and aluminum product crushed and burned two employees.

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