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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1364863.015 Citation: 01003 Issuance: 05/28/2019 ReportingID: 0728500

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:06/24/2019
Abatement Date:06/17/2019 Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $3,978.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $3,978.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 05/28/2019 $3,978.00 06/17/2019 Serious  
Penalty :   06/25/2019 $3,978.00 06/17/2019 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 003 Hazard:

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): 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 injury from contact with a John Deere skidsteer Model 329D PIN 1T0329DJAA0189494 with a Grapple attachment. The employer is failing to protect employees from struck-by hazards. This was most recently documented on December 5, 2018, at a worksite located at 19207 Lonager Ln, Waynesville, Missouri -An employee performing tree trimming and tree removal ground operations was exposed to a struck by hazard. Employer is classified as a commercial tree trimmer which is governed by Ansi Standard Z133.1 for Arboricultural Operations and under Section 8 Tree Removal. 8.5.1 Before beginning any tree removal operation., the chainsaw operator and/or crew leader shall carefully consider all relevant factors pertaining to the tree and site and shall take appropriate actions to ensure a safe removal operation. The following factors should be considered: (a) the area surrounding the tree to be removed, including nearby trees; (b) species and shape of the tree; (c lean. of the tree; (d) loose limbs, chunks, or other overhead material; (e) wind force and direction.; (d) decayed or weak spots throughout the tree (be aware of additional hazards if these conditions exist in the hinge area); (g) location. and means to protect other persons, property, and electrical conductors; (h) size and terrain. characteristics or limitations of the work area; and (i) evidence of bees or wildlife habitation in the tree. 8.5.2 Work plans for removal operations shall be communicated to all workers in a job brief­ing before commencing work. 8.5.4 A planned escape route for all workers shall be prepared before cutting any standing tree or trunk. The preferred escape route is 45 degrees on either side of a line drawn opposite the intended direction. of the fall. Obstructions shall be cleared along the escape path. The chains saw operator shall use this path for egress once the cut has been. completed. 8.5.7 The crew leader shall develop a work plan so that operations do not conflict with each other thereby creating a hazard.

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