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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Inspection Nr: 92510.015

Citation: 01003

Citation Type: Other

Abatement Date: 11/04/2011 2

Initial Penalty: $4,000.00

Current Penalty: $2,500.00

Issuance Date: 10/14/2011

Nr Instances: 1

Nr Exposed: 3

Related Event Code (REC): R


Report ID: 0830500

Contest Date:

Final Order: 11/02/2011


Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Latest Event Event Date Penalty Abatement Due Date Citation Type Failure to Abate Inspection
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 11/02/2011 $2,500.00 11/04/2011 Other  
Penalty Z: Issued 10/14/2011 $4,000.00 10/29/2011 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 003 Hazard:

Section 5(a)(1) 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 employees in that employees were exposed to fall hazards: Vail Resorts, Tower 36, Chair A, 1599C Summit County Road 3, Breckenridge, CO 80424: The employer did not perform connector qualification testing on the work chair anchor connectior to verify that it could sustain a force of 5,000 pounds. This condition exposed employees to a 21' fall hazard. Abatement Note: Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to follow ANSI /ASSE Z359.1-2007 Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Areest Systems, Subsystems and Components, Part of the Fall Protection Code., 4.3.6, Anchorage Connector Qualification Testing. Abatement Note: Abatement certification and documentation are required for this item (see enclosed Certification of Corrective Action Worksheet).

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