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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1352456.015 Citation: 01001A Issuance: 02/04/2019 ReportingID: 0112300

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:02/21/2019 2 Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:04/01/2019
Initial Penalty: $3,978.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $3,182.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Substance: 8330 Heat Stress

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 02/04/2019 $3,978.00 02/21/2019 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 04/01/2019 $3,182.00 02/21/2019 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001A 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 workers were exposed to excessive heat: (a) At the Eastgate Nursing & Rehabilitation facility: On or about 8/7/2018, employees of Dirocco Masonry Construction, Inc. were exposed to the hazard of excessive ambient heat during the performance of their duties, which included loading, unloading, removing, cleaning and restacking of bricks. Employees performed the duties between the approximate hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. when the temperature at the worksite reached as high as 91 degrees F and the heat index reached 96.5 degrees F. Such exposure contributed to an employee suffering a heat-related illness which eventually led to his death. The unacclimatized employee became disoriented and collapsed in the afternoon, and arrived at the hospital with a core body temperature of 110.6 degrees F, and died as a result of hyperthermia. The employer failed to take adequate precautions to minimize this exposure.

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