The July 30, 2016, crash in Lockhart, Texas, killed the pilot and 15 passengers. The board's Dec. 9 hearing will examine the circumstances of the accident and the larger issues involving the safety of hot-air ballooning, including commercial balloon operations, training and decision-making, regulation and oversight, and medical factors.
The willful violations relate to the employer's failure to have an implemented, written bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan, including performing an exposure determination and offering exposed employees the Hepatitis B vaccine.
The recommended practices are flexible and can be adjusted to fit small and large construction companies handling short-term or multi-year projects, according to OSHA.
Olivier Rochette was struck by a lift and died from his injuries.
As the holiday season starts, the agency wants to help keep workers safe.
The inspection began May 16, 2016, after a complaint that an amputation injury early this year at the window manufacturer's Dalton, Pa., facility was not reported to OSHA. The inspection also was done as part of OSHA's national emphasis program on amputations.