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SUMMARY OF CITATIONS AND PROPOSED PENALTIES
CLAREMONT STEEL CORP.
CLAREMONT, N.H.

*Alleged Willful Violations Cost
Hydraulic jacks not equipped with caps and loads not cribbed, blocked or otherwise secured against displacement. (Grouped)$49,000
Hydraulic jacks not inspected as required and damaged hydraulic jacks not tagged or repaired prior to use. (Grouped) $49,000
Complete periodic inspections of overhead cranes had not been performed, and unsafe conditions were not corrected before placing cranes back in service after inspections. (Grouped) $49,000
Semi-gantry crane rails not adequately spliced and did not have smooth joints and were not properly secured to foundations. (Grouped) $38,500
Custom-made rigging devices not marked with rated capacities nor proof tested. $38,500
Debris, including flammable/combustible residues from spraying operations, were allowed to accumulate; automatic sprinkler system not properly maintained and tested; and welding and cutting was in progress while sprinkler system was not fully operation. (Grouped) $38,500
Landing platforms or cages/wells not provided on fixed ladders of more than 20 feet. $38,500
Personal protective equipment not used when necessary for fall protection. $38,500
Overhead cab-operated cranes were not equipped with warning signal. $38,500
Crane load capacity was exceeded when moving plate. $38,500
Total penalties for alleged willful violations $416,500
**Alleged Serious Violations Cost
Citations for 38 violations of various standards dealing with crane safety; walking/working surfaces; ladders; exits; storage of flammable/combustible fluids; personal protective equipment; slings; lockout/tagout; forklifts; machine guarding; bulk oxygen storage; and electrical hazards. Penalties ranged from $637 to $3,500 per citation.
Total Penalties for Alleged Serious Violations $46,524
GRAND TOTAL OF PROPOSED PENALTIES$463,024

*(Willful violations are those committed with an intentional disregard of, or plain indifference to, the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and regulations. The penalties for this employer were reduced 30 percent because of the small size of the firm.)

**(A serious violation is defined as one in which there is a substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result, and the employer knew or should have known of the hazard. The penalties for the citations involving serious violations for this employer were reduced 50 percent because of the firm's size and past history.)


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