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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1417330.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 12/04/2019 ReportingID: 0729300

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:01/09/2020
Abatement Date:12/31/2019 2 Nr Exposed:6 Final Order:04/29/2020
Initial Penalty: $5,304.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $3,179.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 12/04/2019 $5,304.00 12/31/2019 Serious  
Penalty :   01/15/2020 $5,304.00 12/31/2019 Serious  
Penalty J: ALJ Decision 04/29/2020 $3,179.00 12/31/2019 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 employee(s) were exposed to drowning and crushing hazards: 7605 St. Charles Rock Road, Bel-Nor: Employer is exposing employees to drowning and crushing hazards. The employees are permitted to operate commercial lawn equipment near a creek and at an incline without being provided required formal training. On 07/23/2019 an employee who had not been trained operated a zero-turn commercial lawn mower (Lastec Articulator, Model 3373-Serial No. 31040408) within 10 feet of a creek in the Eleven Rough section of the golf course. It was the first time the employee operated the specific lawn mower. The employer did not have a copy of the manufacturer's operation manual available for the employees. The employee did not receive formal training prior to operating the specific lawn mower. The employee was discovered in a creek still attached to the seat belt of the equipment. The employee drowned.

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