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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 313418139 Citation: 01004 Issuance: 08/31/2010 ReportingID: 0830500

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:5 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:10/01/2010 X Nr Exposed:8 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $4,500.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,500.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:FALLING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 08/31/2010 $4,500.00 09/18/2010 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 09/16/2010 $2,500.00 10/01/2010 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 004 Hazard: FALLING

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer did not furnish to each of his employees 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 falling when accessing open- sided floors and platforms due to lack standard railings provided. (a)Color Star Growers of Colorado & 11610 Weld County Road 14 1/2, Fort Lupton, CO. On or before April 2, 2010, the employer did not ensure that standard guardrails or equivalent fall protection systems were provided on each open-sided overhead mezzanine(s) throughout the facility. This condition exposed employees to the hazard of falling from elevation at an approximately height of 9 feet to the ground. (b)Color Star Growers of Colorado & 11610 Weld County Road 14 1/2, Fort Lupton, CO. On or before April 2, 2010, the employer did not ensure that standard guardrail systems were provided on each working platform and stairs in the Fertilizer Dept. This condition exposed employees to the hazard of falling an approximately height 4' 3" to the ground. Abatement Note: Among others, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to comply with the requirements of ANSI A1264.1-2007 Safety Standards for Workplace Walking/Working Surfaces and Their Access; Workplace Floor, Wall and Roof Openings; Stairs and Guardrail Systems to ensure that each open-sided floor and platform is equipped with standard railing to prevent employees from falling from elevation. Abatement Note: Abatement certification and documentation are required for this item (see enclosed "Sample Abatement Certification Letter").

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