Protection against falls into the PUTP was required by OSHA standards, but the designer didn't install any devices.
* The PUTP was located at the end of a cul-desac, and, thus, no one could transit through the area.
* The PUTP was believed to represent a negligible fall hazard for qualified utilities workers.
* A 25-foot chain-link fence adjoining the vehicle-access gate would keep non-qualified personnel clear of the PUTP.
Although not designed to accumulate and hold water, the PUTP served as a collection point for water that leaked from piping for potable water and steam.
The safety aspect of the design review of the pier was cursory in nature, and the hazard associated with the unprotected PUTP wasn't found during this review.
The fall hazard associated with the PUTP wasn't identified as a construction safety hazard during routine oversight.
Steam leaking from a failed strainer in the dripstation, coupled with leakage from potable-water lines, filled the PUTP with water.