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The OSHRC partially reverses the citation obstruction citation



The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has in part cited a crane and rig operator over exposures to radius hazards.

In February 2020, a safety and health officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services conducted a scheduled inspection of North American Crane & Rigging LLC, resulting in citations issued for its alleged failure to adequately to protect employees from the turning radii of two cranes at a construction site in Plainville, Massachusetts, according to documents in Secretary of Labor v. North American Crane & Rigging LLC.

The citation alleged that the NACR failed in two cases to prevent their employees from being subjected to a two-crane radius of rotation "because it did not sufficiently mark the boundaries of the hazardous areas", according to the 28-page judgment. In its amended reply, the NACR also claimed the affirmative defenses of greater risk and impossibility of complying with the cited standard, according to the documents. or that the access was reasonably predictable based on the employees 'assigned work activities, personal comfort activities or entrance / exit routes. ”The inquiry further found that the secretary had not proved the element for employees' access to the right side of a crane in question.

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