EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
APPEALS BOARD

Summary of D. Robert Schwartz dba Alameda Metal Recycling- DAR

Employer replaced a 4' section of a 40' crane boom and put the crane back in service without testing it. The Division cited Employer under section 5035(b) which requires testing of an "extensively repaired boom." The repair took 4 days of welding etc., and Employer used steel with less tensile strength than the steel used by the manufacturer of the crane. "Extensively" does not necessarily refer to the number of linear feet of the boom involved in the repair; it can refer to the importance of the repair. This was an extensive repair. Employer violated section 5035(b).

D. ROBERT SCHWARTZ dba ALAMEDA METAL RECYCLING 96-3553
March 15, 2001