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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Inspection Nr: 1336350.015

Citation: 01001

Citation Type: Serious

Abatement Date: 01/15/2020 2

Initial Penalty: $5,174.00

Current Penalty: $5,174.00

Issuance Date: 11/06/2018

Nr Instances: 1

Nr Exposed: 10

Related Event Code (REC): A

Gravity: 10

Report ID: 0215000

Contest Date: 11/27/2018

Final Order: 02/13/2020


Substance: 8320

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Latest Event Event Date Penalty Abatement Due Date Citation Type Failure to Abate Inspection
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/13/2020 $5,174.00 01/15/2020 Serious  
Penalty C: Contested 01/30/2020 $5,174.00 12/26/2018 Serious  
Penalty Z: Issued 11/06/2018 $5,174.00 12/26/2018 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 Hazard:

Section 5(a)(l) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer did not furnish employment and a place of employment which were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to workers, in that the workers were exposed to excessive heat: a) On or about August 2, 2018 employees who worked in the shredding and melting area, loading materials into the shredder, were exposed to the hazard of excessive heat generated by machinery and the melting process. Such exposures may lead to the development of heat related illnesses such as heat stroke, heat stress, heat exhaustion, or death. Temperature monitoring was done in the area following the incident and levels were found to exceed safe levels of exposure. The employer had not instituted controls to minimize or eliminate the hazard. On August 2, 2018 an employee suffered heat stroke.

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