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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 908751.015 Citation: 01002 Issuance: 10/21/2013 ReportingID: 0419400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:10/28/2013
Abatement Date: 3 Nr Exposed:7 Final Order:10/30/2015
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 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 10/21/2013 $7,000.00   Serious  
Penalty :   10/28/2013 $7,000.00   Serious  
Penalty J: ALJ Decision 10/30/2015 $7,000.00   Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 002 Hazard:

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): 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 was free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees were exposed to struck-by hazards from improper gin pole assembly and rigging of a hoisting system for lifting a gin pole to the top of a cell tower. (a) Cell Tower Site - On or about May 28, 2013 employees were exposed to struck-by hazards while working on and near a cell tower and they were not protected by a properly secured top (hook) block used in raising a gin pole. (b) Cell Tower Site - On or about May 28, 2013 employees were exposed to struck-by hazards while raising a gin pole and were not protected by the 2 gin pole sections being assembled with used 5/8" bolt or bolts that they failed to test to ensure that the engineer specified procedure and test were met. (c) Cell Tower Site - On or about May 28, 2013 employees were on and near a tower and exposed to struck-by hazards while raising a gin pole and they were not protected by the gin pole being permanently marked with an identification number that references a specific load chart and gin pole weight.

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