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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Inspection Nr: 1516926.015

Citation: 01001

Citation Type: Serious

Abatement Date: 10/07/2021 4

Initial Penalty: $9,557.00

Current Penalty: $3,735.00

Issuance Date: 08/18/2021

Nr Instances: 3

Nr Exposed: 18

Related Event Code (REC): R

Gravity: 10

Report ID: 0111400

Contest Date:

Final Order: 09/03/2021


Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Latest Event Event Date Penalty Abatement Due Date Citation Type Failure to Abate Inspection
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 09/03/2021 $3,735.00 10/07/2021 Serious  
Penalty Z: Issued 08/18/2021 $9,557.00 10/07/2021 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 in that employees were exposed to a potential catastrophic release of ammonia gas or liquid resulting in irritation, pulmonary edema, skin burns and frostbite from the deficient design and lack of maintenance of the ammonia refrigeration facility and equipment: (a) Main King Valve - The hand operated Main King valve located above the receiver was not accessible for operation from the floor exposing employees to the risk of exposure to ammonia gas or liquid; (b) Machinery Room - The machinery room had several holes and openings where cables, piping, and wiring ran through that were not sealed to prevent the transfer of liquid, moisture, air, or vapor exposing employees to the risk of exposure to ammonia gas or liquid; (c) Machinery Room - The machinery room did not contain an audio and visual alarm to warn that access to the room is restricted to authorized and emergency personnel.

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