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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1328885.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 01/02/2019 ReportingID: 0936200

Viol Type:Repeat NrInstances:1 Contest Date:01/29/2019
Abatement Date:01/22/2019 Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $129,336.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $129,336.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 01/02/2019 $129,336.00 01/22/2019 Repeat  
Penalty :   01/29/2019 $129,336.00 01/22/2019 Repeat  

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

OSH ACT 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 excessive heat hazards: Mail routes within Woodland Hills, California: On July 6, 2018, a letter carrier was delivering mail with a heat index in excess of 108 degrees F, which is categorized as "DANGER" by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The employee was exposed to heat-related hazards and died as a result of hyperthermia. The U.S. Postal Service was previously cited for a violation of this occupational safety and health standard or its equivalent standard [OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1)], which was contained in OSHA inspection number 538158, citation number 1, item number 1 and was affirmed as a final order on October 24, 2014, with respect to a workplace located at 14200 E 32nd Street South, Independence, Missouri 64055.

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