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110.26 Violation? #114468
03/26/03 02:57 PM
03/26/03 02:57 PM
Admin  Offline
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[Linked Image]
This is a 3 phase ML panel that had the 1" EMT shoved up through the bottom by a fork truck. There were originally two 4" pipe bumpers bolted to the floor 4' in front of this panel. They were removed so a skid could be set in front of the panel for scrap wood. When the driver went to pick up the skid Monday AM his forks were sticking through farther than he thought. He was under the 90ยบ sweep of the 1" EMT and just drove it up into the panel when he picked up the skid. This is a good example of what can happen when workspace clearances aren't maintained. 110.26

- Fred

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Re: 110.26 Violation? #114469
03/26/03 11:28 PM
03/26/03 11:28 PM
txsparky  Offline
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 552
Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
This one should be made into a safety poster and placed in every building where a forklift is in use.

Re: 110.26 Violation? #114470
03/27/03 06:14 AM
03/27/03 06:14 AM
zapped208  Offline
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 197
Somewhere in USA
I bet the forklift operator had to go home and change his pants after this one!

Shoot first, apologize later.....maybe
Re: 110.26 Violation? #114471
03/27/03 12:44 PM
03/27/03 12:44 PM
ThinkGood  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,081
Milwaukee, WI
...scrap wood...

Re: 110.26 Violation? #114472
03/27/03 06:39 PM
03/27/03 06:39 PM
John Steinke  Offline
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 518
Reno,Nv., USA
This photo demonstrates (again) that while you can make things accident & idiot proof, you cannot make anything proof against deliberate malice.
There were protective barriers? They were removed? To make room for scrap? I thought that "management" personnel were paid to exercise their judgement, and supervisors to supervise? Yet, if anyone was fired, I'll bet it was the poor fork operator- who would have shown a "bad attitude" had he objected!
Fine. Red-tag. Sue. Charge double.

Re: 110.26 Violation? #114473
03/30/03 03:32 PM
03/30/03 03:32 PM
Inspector Grump  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 18
When I was working inside as a maintenance super., Ther was nothing safe from hilo drivers! Floor mounted transformers, panels sprinkler pipes,or doorways. Any protection placed in front of an object was fair game. They broke 4" filled pipes, moved panel boards, transformers, desks and fell off the dock loading moving truck!

Re: 110.26 Violation? #114474
03/30/03 09:57 PM
03/30/03 09:57 PM
mamills  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
Wharton, Texas, USA
I wonder if it is indeed possible to make something "management/supervisor-proof" [Linked Image]?

If it is, I have yet to see it...

Mike (mamills)


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