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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Inspection Nr: 1488084.015

Citation: 01001

Citation Type: Serious

Abatement Date: 02/22/2021

Initial Penalty: $13,653.00

Current Penalty: $13,653.00

Issuance Date: 02/09/2021

Nr Instances: 1

Nr Exposed: 9

Related Event Code (REC): A

Gravity: 10

Report ID: 0627700

Contest Date: 03/02/2021

Final Order:


Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Latest Event Event Date Penalty Abatement Due Date Citation Type Failure to Abate Inspection
Penalty C: Contested 03/11/2021 $13,653.00 02/22/2021 Serious  
Penalty Z: Issued 02/09/2021 $13,653.00 02/22/2021 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 Hazard:

29 CFR OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act: 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 employees. On or about August 12, 2020, and at times prior thereto, precautions were not taken to control ignition sources, at the cleaning rack, where flammable materials were used to clean tank cars creating a fire and explosion hazard. Pursuant to 29 C.F.R. 1903.19, within ten (10) calendar days of the abatement date, the employer must submit documentation showing that it is in compliance with the standard, including describing the steps that it is taking to ensure that all sources of ignition are controlled or prevented.

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