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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1482683.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 12/22/2020 ReportingID: 0213600

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:04/01/2021
Abatement Date:01/08/2021 2 Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:04/13/2021
Initial Penalty: $9,446.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $7,557.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 12/22/2020 $9,446.00 01/08/2021 Serious  
Penalty J: ALJ Decision 04/13/2021 $7,557.00 01/08/2021 Serious  
Penalty C: Contested 05/11/2021 $9,446.00 01/08/2021 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 the hazard of excessive heat: a) On or about July 07, 2020, at the State Route 63, Genesee River Bridge Project, located in Geneseo, New York, employees performing light duty work, including sorting and assembling bolts for bridge railing assembly, were exposed to the hazards of excessive heat generated by air temperatures of 96 degrees Fahrenheit, with no shade. Such exposure may lead to the development of heat related illness such as heat stroke, heat stress, heat exhaustion or death. On July 7, 2020, an employee died from hyperthermia. The effective Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGTeff) was calculated to be 32 C with a metabolic rate at 188.2, which exceeds the recommended action level and threshold limit value (30.5 C) set by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) for calculated Metabolic Rate based on a continuous light workload for this employee. Additionally, the employee was not acclimated to the hot environment, having started his employment on July 6, 2020. The employee was also wearing a visi vest over his shirt. ABATEMENT DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

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