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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1472927.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 10/09/2020 ReportingID: 0521100

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:10/19/2020
Abatement Date:11/09/2020 Nr Exposed:500 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $13,494.00 REC:P Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $13,494.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 10/09/2020 $13,494.00 11/09/2020 Serious  
Penalty C: Contested 12/31/2020 $13,494.00 11/09/2020 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 working in close proximity to each other and were exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19: On or about April 9 - 17, 2020, the employer did not develop and implement timely and effective measures to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Employees working at tables 1-6 of the Fabrication department worked in close proximity to each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. These conditions allowed the perpetuation of an outbreak of COVID-19 at the facility. As of April 22, 2020, the employer had 147 total positive tests out of approximately 1,265 employees.

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