S. PUMA CO., INC.
OSHRC Docket No. 14139
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
April 28, 1977
Before BARNAKO, Chairman; MORAN and CLEARY, Commissioners.
Baruch A. Fellner, Office of the Solicitor, USDOL
Francis V. LaRuffa, Reg. Sol., USDOL
Albert Puma, President, S. Puma Company, Inc., for the employer
BY THE COMMISSION:
The decision of Administrative Law Judge Jerome C. Ditore in this case is before the Commission pursuant to section 12(j) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. § 651 et seq.
Judge Ditore affirmed a citation that alleged that respondent had violated 29 U.S.C. § 654(a)(2) by failing to install perimeter guarding on a flat roof in contravention of 29 U.S.C. § 1926.500(d)(1).
In Central City Roofing, Co., BNA 4 OSHC 1286, CCH 1976-77 OSHD para. 20,761 (No. 8173, 1976), a divided Commission held that 29 CFR § 1926.500(d)(1) does not apply to flat roofs. That decision is dispositive of this case.
Accordingly, it is ORDERED that the citation for failure to comply with 29 CFR § 1926.500(d)(1) and the penalty assessed therefor are vacated.