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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 488420.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 10/05/2012 ReportingID: 0316100

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:10/12/2012 2 Nr Exposed:6 Final Order:11/02/2012
Initial Penalty: $4,900.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $3,675.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 10/05/2012 $4,900.00 10/12/2012 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 11/02/2012 $3,675.00 10/12/2012 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 workers, in that employees worked outdoors in direct sunlight for a total of approximately 4 hours, including a one-hour period between approximately 1:20 and 2:20 p.m., in temperatures as high as approximately 98 degrees F and a heat index of approximately 102 degrees F, performing paving work on paving machines that exposed the workers to increased heat: 4300 16th Street, NW - On or about 6/20/2012, employees were working at an outdoor jobsite, preparing and repaving an existing asphalt church parking lot. The employees worked in direct sunlight during the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. -11:15 a.m., and 1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Employees were exposed to excessive heat of approximately 98 degrees F with a heat index of 102 degrees F during the afternoon. The National Weather Service had issued a heat advisory for the day of the incident for the Washington, DC and Baltimore areas. Additionally, the temperatures to which the employees were exposed were significantly increased for the employees working on or around the propane heat-activated paving machine that was used to install the hot asphalt. One employee who operated the paving machine collapsed in the afternoon at approximately 3:15 p.m., arrived at the hospital with a core body temperature of 108 degrees F., and eventually died as a result of hyperthermia. A second employee who had been working at the job site all day experienced dizziness and cramps.

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