Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 100490705 Citation: 01005 Issuance: 11/20/1989 ReportingID: 0214200
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:5 Contest Date:12/12/1989
Abatement Date:12/05/1989 X Nr Exposed:10 Final Order:12/23/1991
Initial Penalty:1000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:500.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:EXPLOSION

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/20/1989 1000.00 12/05/1989 Serious  
Penalty J: ALJ Decision 12/23/1991 500.00 12/05/1989 Serious  


Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 005 Hazard: EXPLOSION

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occuaptional 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: Employees were exposed to serious injury or death due to accumulation of powder in the areas of the lift arms where friction could cause an explosion. a) Glaze Barrel #1 b) Glaze barrel #2 c) Glaze BArrel #3 d) Glaze and Screen e) Blender Packer Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to inspect and clean these areas between each operation: Reference is made to industry practice. Violation occurred on 3 June 89