Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 100490705 Citation: 02007 Issuance: 11/20/1989 ReportingID: 0214200
Viol Type:WillFul NrInstances:2 Contest Date:12/12/1989
Abatement Date:12/21/1989 X Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:12/23/1991
Initial Penalty:10000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:6000.00 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 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: 007 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 due to the potential hazard of an explosion as the result of exposure to Class 1, Division 1 environments. Operations were conducted without benefit of any remote protection as provided in similar operations on site. a) Glaze Barrel #1 b) Conventtional Blender Building Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable method to correct this hazard is to properly make these two (2) operations remote thereby eliminating the hazard. Reference is made to the acceptable Industry Practice. Violation occurred on 6/3/89.