S.J. GROVES & SONS COMPANY

OSHRC Docket No. 78-5084

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

July 13, 1981

COUNSEL:

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Office of the Solicitor, USDOL

Francis V. LaRuffa, Regional Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor

Brian M. Cole, for the employer

OPINION:

ORDER

This case is before the Commission on remand from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. S.J. Groves & Sons Co. v. OSHRC and the Secretary of Labor, No. 80-4201 (2d Cir. May 1, 1981), rev'g & remanding S.J. Groves & Sons Co., 80 OSAHRC    , 8 BNA OSHC 1766, 1980 CCH OSHD P24,665 (No. 78-5084, 1980). The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the case for entry of an order vacating the citation.

The decision of the Second Circuit on appeal constitutes the law of this case which must be followed on remand. See section 11(a), 29 U.S.C. 660(a), of the Occupational Safety & Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. 651-678; Briggs v. Pennsylvania Railroad Co., 334 U.S. 304, 306 (1948); Stewart-Warner Corp., 80 OSAHRC 28/F4, 8 BNA OSHC 1316, 1980 CCH OSHD P24,472 (No. 78-5910, 1980) (lead and concurring [*2] opinions); Frank Irey, Jr., Inc., 77 OSAHRC 192/F11, 5 BNA OSHC 2031, 1977-78 CCH OSHD P22,283 (No. 701, 1977). Accordingly, the citation is vacated. SO ORDERED.