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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1479715.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 12/04/2020 ReportingID: 0215800

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:01/11/2021
Abatement Date: 3 Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $8,096.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $8,096.00 Gravity:5 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 12/04/2020 $8,096.00   Serious  
Penalty C: Contested 01/11/2021 $8,096.00   Serious  

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

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 in that employees were exposed to a fall hazard: a) Greenhouse #2, House 8, Row 21036, on or about 6/4/2020: Floor hole, 30-inches in diameter x 15-inches deep, was not provided with a cover to prevent employees from stepping into it and falling. An employee accidentally stepped into this uncovered floor hole while moving a cart which resulted in an injured back and knee. Among other feasible and acceptable means of abatement would be to install covers over the open floors holes to comply with the American National Standards Institute, ANSI, Standard A1264.1-2017, Safety Requirements for Workplace Walking/Working Surfaces and Their Access; Workplace Floor, Wall and Roof Openings; Stairs and Guardrail/Handrail Systems. Railings, Section 3 - Protection of Floor and Roof Openings and Holes.

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