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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1540047.015 Citation: 01002 Issuance: 12/06/2021 ReportingID: 0830500

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:12/27/2021 2 Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:01/19/2022
Initial Penalty: $5,461.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $5,461.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 12/06/2021 $5,461.00 12/27/2021 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 002 Hazard:

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 in that employees were exposed to struck-by hazards. (a) Kroskob Farms, LLC at 11491 CR 12, Fort Morgan, CO 80701: On or before July 6, 2021, the employer did not ensure that employees were protected from struck-by hazards. Employees did not wear helmets while operating Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROHVs), including, but not limited to, a 2019 Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS, while conducting daily job tasks such as checking water levels of pivot ponds. The employer provided protective helmets to employees who operated ROHVs; however, the employer did not require employees to wear the helmets provided. This condition exposed employees to serious head injury and even death caused from struck-by hazards while operating the vehicle(s). Abatement Note: Feasible and acceptable abatement methods include, but are not limited to: 1. Ensuring employees wear the proper helmet listed in the manufacturer's vehicle specific "Owner's Manual".

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