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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1320663.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 12/04/2018 ReportingID: 0316700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:12/18/2018 2 Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:12/26/2018
Initial Penalty: $12,934.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $8,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 12/04/2018 $12,934.00 12/18/2018 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 12/26/2018 $8,000.00 12/18/2018 Serious  

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

OSHAct of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): 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 getting struck by a falling tree during manual tree felling operations: (a) 1070 Twin Lakes Road Lewisberry, Pennsylvania - The employer did not ensure employees involved in manual tree removal, and operating a tagline or pull-line, were kept outside of the drop zone of the tree, resulting in the death of an employee who was struck by the tree as it fell, on or about June 4, 2018. Abatement certification and documentation required within 10 days after abatement date. The certification shall include a statement that abatement is complete, the date and method of abatement, and state that employees and their representatives were informed of this abatement. Abatement documentation shall include documents demonstrating that abatement is complete, such as evidence of the purchase or repair of equipment, photographic or video evidence of abatement or other written records.

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