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Section: 56.11005
Date: 02/11/2011
District: SC
Negligence: Low
Injury or Illness: Unlikely
Injury or illness could be expected to be: Lost Workdays or Restricted Only
Significant and Substantial: No

Condition or Practice: The right front fixed access on the CAT 773F, company number 282513, was not provided with three inches of toe clearance. The ladder had been bent into the bumper decreasing the amount of toe clearance. This condition creates a fall hazard to the miner when ascending or descending the ladder. One miner was operating the truck at the time of inspection.

Action to Terminate: The ladder brackets were straightened and the ladder now has sufficient toe clearance.

Why this concerns you: When measured from the outside of the 1 inch wide step there is 3.5 inches of toe clearance. My opinion is that the step meets the 3 inches of required toe clearance. This is illustrated in the photos supplied by the inspector at closeout.



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