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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1337297.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 01/28/2019 ReportingID: 0213100

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:02/04/2019 2 Nr Exposed:4 Final Order:02/21/2019
Initial Penalty: $13,260.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $13,260.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 01/28/2019 $13,260.00 02/04/2019 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 02/21/2019 $13,260.00 02/04/2019 Serious  

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 crush injuries while operating a zero-turn lawnmower: a) 234 Coutant Road, August 8, 2018, and at times prior, employees operated a zero-turn mower (2013 Dixie Chopper model #2760) to cut grass without rollover protection. They were not adequately trained to use the mower safely and the employer did not make a determination of hazardous areas and precautions to take. An employee drove off a 4 foot high retaining wall and was crushed by the mower when it landed on top of him.

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