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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

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Violation Items

Nr: 958074.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 05/13/2014 ReportingID: 0418100

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:06/09/2014 Nr Exposed:4 Final Order:06/30/2014
Initial Penalty: $2,475.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,475.00 Gravity:1 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 05/13/2014 $2,475.00 06/09/2014 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 06/30/2014 $2,475.00 06/09/2014 Serious  

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

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): 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: On or about February 6, 2014, employees were exposed to struck-by hazards while performing work around damaged racks. The employer failed to unload, replace or repair damaged racks. The following racks were damaged: a. Racks along the main aisle in the shipping department. AMONG OTHER METHODS, ONE FEASIBLE AND ACCEPTABLE ABATEMENT METHOD TO CORRECT THESE HAZARDS IS: To follow American National Standard Institute (ANSI) MH16.1:2012, Specification for the Design, Testing, and Utilization of Industrial Storage Racks, Section 1.4.9, which states, "Upon any visible damage, the pertinent portions of the rack shall be immediately isolated by the user until the damaged portion is evaluated by a storage rack design professional. Before allowing the rack to be placed back into service the design professional must certify that the rack system and/or the repaired components have been restored to at least their original design capacity.

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