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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1355518.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 03/07/2019 ReportingID: 0418100

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:04/02/2019 5 Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:04/26/2019
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 03/07/2019 $13,260.00 04/02/2019 Serious  

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

OSH ACT of 1970 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 who were operating the All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on a flat unprotected roof of a building, exposing employees to fall hazards: a. 1380 Jesse Cronic Road, Braselton, GA (Jobsite) - 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 who were operate All-terrain vehicles (ATV) on a flat unprotected roof, exposing employees to a fall hazard. The edge of the roof was not equipped with some type of protection to prevent the ATV operator from accidently driving off the edge of the roof to ground below, on or about October 23, 2018. 1. The employer failed to keep the workplace free from hazards to which employees were exposed: An employee was exposed to a fall hazard. The employer allowed workers to operate an ATV on a 600,000 sq. ft. roof area where the roof edges were not protected from drive-offs. 2. The hazard was recognized: The hazard is obvious and it was in plain view. There have been several accidents within the roofing industry which have been highly publicized in reference to operators accidently driving ATVs off of elevated, unprotected roof edges. 3. The hazard was causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm: Death or other permanent injuries would be the most likely result in the event of an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) roll over, operator being thrown from the vehicle, loss of control of the vehicle and being a inexperienced operator. In this particular incident the operator lost control of the vehicle and drove off the elevated roof, approximately 30 feet to ground level, causing his death. 4. Among other methods, feasible and acceptable means of hazard abatement include: Prohibit the use of an ATV on roofs without edge protections, such as a parapet or similar design.

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