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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 310463526 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 05/16/2007 ReportingID: 0830500

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:06/12/2007 X Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $2,500.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,500.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:STRUCK BY

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 05/16/2007 $2,500.00 06/12/2007 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 06/04/2007 $2,500.00 06/12/2007 Serious  

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

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: 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 struck-by hazards due to the inadvertent release of pressurized natural gas: (a)Schneider Energy Services, Inc. & Webb 11-04 NESW Sec.4 T10S R95W, Collbran, CO 81624: On or before November 28, 2006, the employer did not ensure that employees performing a "cold cut and cap" operation involving a 4" pipeline were protected from struck-by hazards associated with pressurized natural gas. The employer did not have sufficient procedures and controls implemented to effectively ensure the pipeline was de-energized before employees initiated the process of cutting into the pipe. Abatement Note: Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable method to correct this hazard is to develop and implement specific procedural elements to control hazardous energy in accordance with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Z244.1-2003 publication. Abatement Note: Abatement certification and documentation are required for this item (see enclosed "Sample Abatement Certification Letter").

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