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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 984296.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 10/28/2014 ReportingID: 0316700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date: 3 Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:11/20/2014
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 10/28/2014 $7,000.00   Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 11/20/2014 $7,000.00   Serious  

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

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): 29 CFR 1910.212(a)(1): One or more methods of machine guarding was not provided to protect the operator and other employees in the machine area from hazards such as those created by point of operation, ingoing nip points, rotating parts, flying chips and sparks: a) Building 3 - The employer did not guard the Finlay Hydraulic Rail Straightening Press to prevent employees from being struck by flying parts. On or about April 29, 2014 an employee was struck by a spacer bar that was ejected from the press. MODIFIED TO 5A1 PER ISA Section 5(a)(l) 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 of parts or equipment being ejected from a Hydraulic Press: a) Building 3 - On or about April 29, 2014, an employee was struck by a 3 inch x 3 inch spacer bar that ejected from a Finlay Hydraulic Rail Straightening Press. The employer did not ensure that the employee completely inserted or completely removed the spacer bar prior to operating the machine.

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