Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 100490705 Citation: 02005 Issuance: 11/20/1989 ReportingID: 0214200
Viol Type:WillFul NrInstances:4 Contest Date:12/12/1989
Abatement Date:12/21/1989 X Nr Exposed:50 Final Order:12/23/1991
Initial Penalty:10000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:6000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:EXPLOSION

Failure to Abate
Activity Nr Issuance Penalty Contest Final Order
108662420 09/08/1993   09/29/1993 01/21/2005

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
FTA Z: Issued 09/08/1993     108662420
FTA R: Review Commission 01/21/2005     108662420
Penalty Z: Issued 11/20/1989 10000.00 12/21/1989 WillFul  
Penalty J: ALJ Decision 12/23/1991 6000.00 12/21/1989 WillFul  


Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 005 Hazard: EXPLOSION

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: Employees were exposed to serious injury or death as a result of Class 1 Division 1 explosives, operations being conducted from remote locations. Operations did not meet the required distances to prevent injury caused by blast overpressures of 2.3 psi: a) Glaze Barrel #2; b) Glaze Barrel #3; c) Blender Packer Building; d) Glaze and Screen Building. Among other methods one feasible and acceptable method to correct the hazard is to move the remote control rooms to the distances reflected by Table 6-1 Column B of the DOD 4145-26M Chapter 4 Section B-(13)(d)(8)(e) and accepted Industry Practices. Violation occurred on 6/3/89.