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Section: 56.17001
Date: 02/07/2012
District: SC
Negligence: Moderate
Injury or Illness: Unlikely
Injury or illness could be expected to be: Lost Workdays or Restricted Only
Significant and Substantial: No

Condition or Practice: Sufficient illumination is not being provided for the plantman at this operation. The plantman was observed on the walkway of the impact breaker drive motor with only a small flashlight and must maneuver around the plant to start and service equipment before start up. The ground here is also uneven and covered with unconsolidated materials.

This condition exposes the plantman to the hazard of tripping and falling resulting in serious injuries.

Action to Terminate: Phone conference

Why this concerns you: A lot of companies use pick-up lights and flashlights to start motors early in the mornings to have things running for the day.

Abatement Suggestions From Industry

Use a led head lamp. That is what we use in mining underground.

30$ at Walmart
- posted on 02/07/2012

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