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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 957188.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 07/23/2014 ReportingID: 0316400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:08/15/2014
Abatement Date:07/29/2014 2 Nr Exposed:4 Final Order:03/04/2015
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $5,950.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 07/23/2014 $7,000.00 07/29/2014 Serious  
Penalty :   08/15/2014 $7,000.00 07/29/2014 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 03/04/2015 $5,950.00 07/29/2014 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 Hazard:

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer does not furnish employment and a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that cause or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that the employer directs employees to remove diagonal structural members on communication towers without using temporary braces or supports. (a) Despard WV08612 Tower at 9141 Murphy Road, Clarksburg WV: On February 1, 2014, employees were performing modification and upgrade work on a communication tower. The employer directed employees to remove and disconnect diagonal structural members without using any temporary braces or supports. In this case, the tower collapsed and as a result of the collapse, two employees were killed and two employees were seriously injured. ABATEMENT CERTIFICATION AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

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