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Section: 56.11001
Date: 02/12/2010
District: NE
Negligence: High
Injury or Illness: Reasonably Likely
Injury or illness could be expected to be: Lost Workdays or Restricted Only
Significant and Substantial: Yes

Condition or Practice: Safe access was not provided to the elevated platform of the motor base platform, of the portable plant. Three persons were working on the elevated platform of approx. 8' at this time, 1 was a contractor, 1 was a miner and the other person was the person listed on the Legal Idnetiy Report as the person in charge of safety and is listed as V.P./Owner of this mine. The only way for a person to access this elevated platform was to walk up a stairway with no handrails and it was under construction at this time or climbs a portable step ladder onto a platfrom with no handrails across that platform to an opening in handrails onto the platform in which they were working. None of the persons on the elevated platform had fall protection with them. If one of them would slipped (sic) while mounting or dismounting the elevated platform he would have recieved broken bones or a concussion in the fall of approximately 8' to the ground. If this condition would not have been correcte in a timely manner it would be reasonably likely that an accident would occure.

Action to Terminate: The 3 persons removed themselves for(sic) the elevated platform

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