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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1418562.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 12/06/2019 ReportingID: 0521700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:12/12/2019 2 Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:01/02/2020
Initial Penalty: $13,260.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $10,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 12/06/2019 $13,260.00 12/12/2019 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 01/02/2020 $10,000.00 12/12/2019 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 the hazard of a roll over and being crushed while operating a John Deere ProGator 2030A Utility Vehicle on a hilly terrain. a) On or about July 24, 2019, an employee of the Chicago Highlands Club, LLC was required to operate a ProGator 2030A Utility Vehicle, Product Identification Number TC203AT020455, with a 300 HD Sprayer attachment on a hilly section of the golf course. The utility vehicle was equipped with a Roll-Over Protection Structure (ROPS) and seat belts. However, the seat belt was not used. The employer did not ensure that effective steps were taken to eliminate the hazards associated with the operation of the utility vehicle on a hillside where there was a potential for the vehicle to rollover. The employee was exposed to fall, crush and struck-by hazards.

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